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May, 2009 eNewsletter

by Sally Bernstein

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Sally's Place Specials | New Articles | Sally Recommends | May Is

Sally's Place Specials

Culinary Getaways
For a unique food and wine experience, join Sherry Page for a Culinary Getaway in Provence on October 4th-10th, 2009. Cook together using the finest in local and seasonal ingredients, visit a friend's wine cave in Chateauneuf du Pape, shop at the local markets, learn about the history and culture of this beautiful area of France. Sherry is offering a $100 discount to Sally's Place visitors who sign up for this trip. To receive the discount when you sign up, email Sherry Page at: sherry@culinarygetaways.com or call her at 415-518-7107. Mention the "Sally's Place offer". Remember that groups are kept small so space is limited. For more information, click HERE.

Truffle Trees
For several years now I've been a big fan of Truffle Tree, a company based in Gascony, South West France, which offers food lovers and francophiles the chance to own a truffle oak and enjoy all the truffles it produces for fifty or more years. Dick Pyle, the owner, had a fantastic 2008 after being featured in a BBC TV programme and last month he planted 400 more trees. He still has a few unadopted trees dating back to 2006, though, and is offering them to Sally's Place readers at $269 instead of the usual $299. To get the discount all you need to do is enter sally in the media code box when adopting your tree online at truffle-tree.com

"Exclusive Savings for Sally's Place - 15% off ALL flowers now through May 9th - Send flowers to Mom this Mother's Day - Hand delivered by your local florist. Mother's Day is May 10th." Exclusive Sally's Place code for special offer: fifteen

New Articles





  • The Artisan Chocolate Buyer's Bill of Rights: Enjoy Stephanie Zonis' guidelines for what you can reasonably expect if you follow all the rules for ordering chocolates, as well as suggestions on what to do when something goes wrong.

Sally Recommends

Split Bean Coffee's Alfajores
One of our advertisers is in Gourmet magazine's May 2009 issue: Alfajores la Misíon by Split Bean Coffee were covered by Gourmet magazine, who called them as authentic as those found in South America. Available in over 15 original flavors, Alfajores La Misíon by Split Bean Coffee are only available via their website at SplitBeanCoffee.com.
Dave's Gourmet
Dave's Gourmet is proud to announce receiving an award for design for their Spicy Marinara Pasta Sauce by Graphic Design USA. Dave's Hurtin' Habanero Hot Sauce was also named Best Super-Hot hot sauce by Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine. Try some of Dave's award winning products today and discover their fabulous freshness and flavor.
San Francisco Photo Contest
Our partners at sfTravel.com are sponsoring a San Francisco photo contest with a top prize of $100. It's a great site for reviews if you are headed to San Francisco, or just want to get your photos highlighted on the web.
Julia Baker Chocolates
Don't forget...May 10th is Mother's Day. Surprise your Mom with a luxurious Julia Baker gift box, full of famous Julia Baker truffles and hand cut chocolates. You'll be your Mom's favorite!
Culinary Vermont
Spring and Fall Cooking in Vermont and Italy: Culinary vacations taught by Deborah Krasner, a James Beard Award-winning author, feature hands-on cooking in beautiful surroundings, using local and seasonal food in the Italian regional traditions. Three day and five day residential programs in southern Vermont, Tuscany (near Sienna) and Sicily (near Agrigento). culinaryvermont.com and italyonaplate.com

May Is

Asparagus Month; National Bar-B-Que Month; National Egg Month; National Hamburger Month; National Salad Month; National Strawberry Month; National Salsa Month; National Vinegar Month; and Sweet Vidalia Onions Month.

May 1: May Day
May 2: National Homebrew Day
May 4: National Candied Orange Peel Day
May 5: Cinco de Mayo; National Hoagie Day; Oyster Day; Totally Chipotle Day
May 6: Beverage Day; No Diet Day
May 8: Have a Coke Day
May 10: Mother's Day
May 11: Eat What You Want Day
May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day; National Pizza Party Day
May 20: Pick Strawberries Day; Weights and Measures Day
May 21: National Waiters and Waitresses Day
May 23: National Taffy Day
May 24: National Escargot Day
May 25: Memorial Day Observed
May 26: Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 30: Ice Cream freezer patented in 1848 by William Young;
Memorial Day
(While officially Memorial Day is May 30th, it is observed on the last Monday of May, which is the 25th in 2009.)
May 31: National Macaroon Day

Happy May,

Sally Bernstein
Editor in Chief

Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

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