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April 2010

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We are so pleased that our Culinary Travel information was so well received.  We have heard from many of you who either offer trips or those of you who want to take trips.  With that in mind, we are continuing our Culinary Travel theme for the month of April.
Below find some new fun trips and specials.

All the best in food, wine, and travel.

Happy April!
Sally Bernstein
Editor in Chief
Culinary Trip to Singapore/Thailand and Malaysia
 southeast asiaYou will experience many local flavors on a journey through the exciting melting pot of cultures, tastes and fragrances that is Southeast Asian cuisine. Singapore is a unique nation city-state with centuries old cultures of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Pranaka, each with their own cuisine. Come learn, taste and try in a culinary melting pot reflective of the diverse cultures. Later traveling by ship from port to port, experience the cuisines for Thailand and Malaysian in different and unique ways through our own shore excursions.
Flavors of Southeast Asia
Singapore / Malaysia / Thailand
Adventure Afloat Study Cruise, Ocean Cruises
12 night(s)
Offered through the Exploritas programs -
Click here for more details and booking.
Culinary Travel in Spain with Epicurean Ways -
$200 Discount!
spain epicurean waysEpicurean Ways specializes in food and wine tours in Spain, including the famed wine regions of Priorat, Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Jerez. We offer authentic and stimulating culinary travel experiences. With our expert guides, our travelers explore the genius of Spanish cuisine- from traditional to avant garde. You visit markets, share meals with winemakers, cook with Spanish chefs, taste amazing artisan cheese, Iberian ham and tapas, and discover the splendors of historic cities. Enjoy a cooking class with a member of the Spanish Academy of Gastronomy and afterwards explore the lively tapas bars near Madrid's Plaza Mayor or Barcelona's Barri Gotic. Our expert guides include local food and wine specialists sharing the flavors and culinary traditions of their region with you. Travel agents welcome.

Epicurean Ways is offering Sally's Place readers $200 off per person on Epicurean Roads: Valencia or Wine Roads: Rioja and Ribera del Duero in 2010. Must book by May 15.
phone: 1-866-642-2917

Culinary Trip to France
Join Paula Lambert, owner of the Mozzarella Company, for a Culinary Trip to Franceat La Combe en Perigord.  You will experience markets, visit chateaux, medieval villages, taste wonderful cheeses and cook with local ingredients, all the while ensconsed in a gorgeous manor house in the Dordogne region of Southwest France, famous for truffles and foie gras June 6-13, 2010 (sold out); October 11-18, 2010 and June 2011 and October 2011. For information call 214.741.4072
Mozzarella Company
CuisineXplorers: a new way to travel 
cuisineXplorersCuisineXplorers offers you the rare opportunity to experience magnificent Mexico City with the guidance of a fully bilingual and bi-cultural native as your host: Claudia Alarcón, an independent researcher and prolific writer on gastronomy and foodways, based in Austin, Texas. Traveling with a native not only ensures you will avoid tourist traps and dangerous places, it also allows you to safely explore hidden gems through a fun-filled, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our trip for beginners, Mexico City 101 is a 6-day, five night introduction to the city and its main cultural, historical, and gastronomical attractions. Personal attention is our goal, so our tours are designed for 6-12 people. Best of all, we strive to provide the best possible price without sacrificing quality. CuisineXplorers is also your source for expertly guided tours to other intriguing, lesser-known gastronomic destinations such as Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's premier wine-producing region on par with many of the world's greats, and Northeastern Brazil's Costa do Cacau, the cacao producing region and one of Brazil's most beautiful coastlines, with a vibrant, culinary-rich, African-influenced culture.
New Articles on Sally's Place


How to Grill Lobster: Heather Vecchione says cooking a live lobster is not for the faint of heart. She covers 4 easy steps for grilling a lobster.
Passover: Jayne Cohen feels Passover is for food lovers who tell their stories in recipes. Here is an invitation to improvise, to reinterpret and riff so that the ritual does not become rote. You will find recipes for Chicken Soup with Asparagus and Shiitakes, Served with Roasted Fennel Matzoh Balls; Lemon Fried Chicken with Tart Salad Topping; and Braised Brisket with Thirty-Six Cloves of Garlic.

How to Store Wine: Sally Odum goes over the rules and regs of properly storing wines.

Our new Culinary Travel section offers:
Southern France, as Judith von Prockl tells us how to cook up a storm with a Michelin-starred chef.
Gourmet Getaways, as Joe David covers five recreational cooking programs where students can learn from the pros.
Planning a Family Vacation to Gettysburg National Park: Sara Shea shares the details of the five-year long celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, beginning in 2011.

 If you are looking for a book that will guide you through culinary schools, Joe David has the perfect solution:

Gourmet Getaways: 50 Top Spots to Cook and Learn by Joe David
book gourmet getawayWith recreational culinary programs popping up everywhere, promising to teach you how to cook with professional finesse, the question is, which one is best for you?  Gourmet Getaways is an essential guide to planning and getting the most out of your culinary vacation for beginning cooks or accomplished gourmands. It will introduce you to prominent chefs like Patrick O'Connell, John Ash, Joanne Weir, and Frédéric Castan, while taking you on a culinary journey to some of America's most romantic getaways. During this journey, you will enjoy a close-up of well-known culinary programs of all types, from the professional programs at schools like the Institute of Culinary Education (New York) to country inns like the Inn of Little Washington (Virginia).
Sally Recommends


Dave's Gourmet
Close your eyes when you taste Dave's Roasted Garlic and Sweet Basil pasta sauce and you'll swear you're eating a sauce made from freshly grown spring veggies.  Try some today using Dave's Spring Pasta Salad recipe and see for yourself.

schramsbergSchramsberg, America's House of Sparkling Wines

Schramsberg has extended their 10% discount offer for Sally's Place orders through the month of April. 


Lillie Belle Farms Handmade Chocolates
lillie belle caramelsMaster Chocolatier and owner Jeff Shepherd makes artisan chocolates in his shop in Central Point, Oregon.  His Lavender Sea Salt Caramels are divine and Jeff has special Easter and Mother's Day offerings. Visit his shop in Central Point (about 4 ½ hours south of Portland), call to order 541-664-2815 or order online.
The Italian Chef
The Italian Chef is a website dedicated to Italian food and cooking.
Featuring a large collection of classic and innovative Italian recipes and an Italian Food Blog, this is your ultimate resource for Italian cuisine.

Derry Church Artisan Chocolates
These French-style bon bons and truffles are lovingly produced by Chef Eric Cayton in small batches, by human beings, not machines, using some of the finest estate-class chocolate couverture. Organic creams and butter, international spices, fresh roasted nuts, top-shelf liqueurs and no artificial flavorings make these candies VERY special. (717) 602-8963

Dried White Figs by Santomiele
are a rare and unique delicacy from the Cilento area of Campania, Italy. Stuffed with almonds, soaked in rum and fig molasses with citrus peel and raisins, they are elegantly gift wrapped in fig leaves.

Legal Sea Foods
If you are searching for meatless Friday dinner ideas, Legal Sea Foods is offering amazing savings on their delicious Lobster and seafood dinner packages, which include appetizers and rich desserts, all perfect for meatless Fridays.

Jelly Belly
Easter is on its way! Get your Jelly Belly gift baskets now for those egg hunts! The Jelly Belly Candy Company makes more than 100 mouthwatering candies, including such delights as chocolates, gummies, sour candies, and, of course, the world's #1 gourmet jelly bean. Free Shipping on orders $50 or more.

Numi Organic Tea
Consider Afternoon Tea Time on Easter Sunday: Numi products including a large assortment of traditional tea flavors such as Aged Earl Grey, Lemon Chamomile, Jasmine Green, White Orange Spice and Black teas, as well as more exotic flavors that exemplify Numi's innovative approach to the craft of tea like Magnolia Puerh, Rooibos, Honeybush and Golden Chai.  Unique gift sets are available.

illy caffe
illy caffe offers the world's finest Italian coffee, machines, and accessories. Their coffee is a single perfect blend of premium Arabica beans, handpicked from nine different coffee-growing regions around the world, that undergoes 114 quality control steps before any can of illy is ever packaged, opened or served.

Lobster Gram
Dreaming of lobster from the New England coast? Want to surprise your friends and family with an outstanding Easter dinner? "Lobster Gram is the most trusted name in Live Lobster Delivery in America since 1987!"

Hale Groves
Hale Indian River Groves is located in Indian River County, a relatively small but premier citrus producing area in Florida. Their oranges and grapefruit are juicy and tasty. Gift baskets available.

Macy's is America's largest department store-online. Look for Easter specials...need we say more?

Pittman & Davis
Pittman & Davis is a leading online fruit gift company. Enjoy their Easter gifts and spring selections. Make your loved one's Easter celebration extra special. Choose from the selection of seasonal fruits and other unique gift ideas, including citrus gifts and gourmet baked gift ideas! You'll receive FREE standard shipping on all products.

Romanicos Chocolate
Make Passover or Easter special for your host or guests by selecting a Mezzo Box, a selection of fifteen pieces from Romanicos Chocolate Art Collection. This medium size box of carefully selected chocolates, painted in delightful colors and designs includes 15 chocolates with up to five flavors of your choice.

Adopt A Truffle Tree
Adopt a Truffle Oak and gain not only the exciting possibility of your own truffles but also a piece of tranquil French woodland and an entrée to the cuisine, countryside and heritage of Le Gers. Send an Easter gift or a Passover treat to your hostess. Use code "Sally" to get a $30 discount.

La Tienda
Jamón or Spanish Ham is the trademark of Spanish cuisine, featuring prominently in virtually every restaurant and family kitchen. La Tienda provides you the best in the two distinctive types of Spanish ham: Jamón Serrano and Jamón Ibérico. What could be better on your Easter table?

Gourmet Sardinia
Think Gift Baskets filled with Sardinian Italian products. Think olive oil, pasta, flat bread, honey, wines, sauces, and Italian holiday cakes that are all imported from the island of Sardinia. All Gourmet Sardinia gifts come with recipe cards & an enclosure card that can be personalized.

You'll find kitchen and dining choices galore from appliances, cookware, kitchen utensils, kitchen knives, and tableware.
April Is :
National Pecan Month, Soy Foods Month, Fish Fry Week (April 19th- 24th), and National Pie Week (April 23rd--25th).
April 1: April Fool's Day
April 2: Good Friday; National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 4: Easter
April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day
April 6: Teflon Day
April 7: Caramel Popcorn Day
April 12: Licorice Day
April 15: McDonald's opened by Ray Kroc, Des Plaines IL 1955
April 16: National Eggs Benedict Day
April 17: National Cheeseball Day 
April 19: National Garlic Day
April 20: National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
April 22: Earth Day; National Jelly Bean Day
April 23: National Zucchini Bread Day
April 24: National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day; Pig in a Blanket Day
April 26: National Pretzel Day
April 27: National Prime Rib Day
April 29: National Shrimp Scampi Day
Save $100
French Wine Explorers
Mention "Sally's Place" and receive a US$100 discount per person off any French Wine Explorer's tour (day tours not included).*

web: see our selection of wine tours to France
phone: 1-877-261-1500
* Offer Expires: April 30, 2010. Subject to availability.