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June, 2007 eNewsletter

by Sally Bernstein

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What's New

2 Chefs - 5 Days - Countless Secrets -- Special Discount for Sally's Place Visitors
Hands-On Cooking Classes: June 18 thru August 31 in Emeryville, California
Come to California and make this the summer you improve your cooking with chefs Linda Carucci & Cindy Race! Linda was IACP's Cooking Teacher of the Year in 2002 and is the author of Cooking  School Secrets for Real World Cooks (Chronicle Books). Cindy has worked in restaurants from the age of 16 and owned her own restaurant by the time she turned 24. Join them for a week or two cooking in the same immaculate professional kitchen where Season One of Bravo network's Top Chef was taped in Emeryville, CA (just across the bay from San Francisco, between Berkeley and Oakland). We are glad to offer Sallys Place readers a 20 percent discount on classes, provided you register and pay 30 days prior to your desired start date. Just mention this notice when you register. Classes include 3 weeks of Current Trends and Classic Techniques and 3 weeks of Global Cuisines. For more information on local hotels, Linda and Cindy, and more, visit www.LCKitchen.com or email craceteach@sbcglobal.net, or call 707-644-7223. Tuition includes excursions, daily wine and food pairing lunches, guest chefs, and market tours. Expect to have lots of fun!

Unique Tea Gifts
Free, yes totally free.  FullBloomTea.com is offering exclusively for Sally's visitors a free sample of their "Let Love Bloom" blooming tea. Use code: “freeteasally” and now through June 15th they will send you one free sample.

New Articles

"East London's Borough Farmers' Market"
Anne Willan enjoys her full day of eating at the market and at Hoxton Apprentice, a restaurant that is the training ground for troubled young people. A Cambodian Seafood Salad recipe is included.

"Buffalo, New York, Restaurants"
Jack and Shelley Dumpert cover the Buffalo dining scene.

"Mediterranean Mezze"
Anne Willan includes a recipe for Greek Cucumber and Yogurt Dip (Tzatziki).

"Prosciutto: A Natural, Topped with Linguini and Pesto"
A few ounces of prosciutto can make a gourmet ham and cheese sandwich, strew torn pieces over a salad or hot pizza slice, or add strips to an omelet or frittata. By Toni Lydecker.

"Mission Hills Winery in Okanagan, Canada"
Where Chef Michael Allemeier assesses the wine in his glass before choosing his menu. Article includes a recipe for Shiitake Mushroom, Balsamic and Pancetta Soup. By Anne Willan.

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Cafe Vivo
CafeVivo is a coffee lovers club providing its members with on-demand roasted coffee. Coffee is roasted and shipped directly to customers AFTER each order, and is delivered in a few days for the freshest coffee possible. Coffee arrives truly fresh for superior taste. Members also receive delivery each month from beans around the world including Indonesia, Central and South America, Guatemala, Oaxaca, Sumatra, Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea, to name a few. CafeVivo roasts in San Diego, CA and provides a truly unique boutique membership for all coffee drinkers.

Stevenswood Spa Resort in Mendocino, California
The Restaurant at Stevenswood is excited and privileged to announce our new super star chef Randy Lewis. Chef Randy Lewis’ culinary education is from the acclaimed New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT. Randy operated his own restaurant, Indigo, in New Orleans when, in July 2001, he was named one of America’s 10 "Best New Chefs" by Food & Wine magazine. In 2006 Randy begin shaping the deliriously popular award-winning cuisine of Mecca, a San Francisco landmark. For more information: 800-421-2810

Stevenswood & Esterlina Winemaker’s Dinner: Friday, June 22nd
Stevenswood will be pouring the exceptional Esterlina wines paired to the imaginative cuisine of their new award winning Executive Chef Randy Lewis of MECCA, San Francisco fame. Tables are being reserved NOW. $300 per couple will include several courses each paired to select Esterlina wines. Call 707-937-2810.

Full Bloom Tea is launching a dads/grads "blooming iced tea set" with a 60 oz. clear pitcher that lights up from the bottom and a blooming tea recipe book which will include iced tea, hot tea, mixed tea and food tea recipes. $39

Endive.com showcases the only U.S. producer of endive, located in Rio Vista, California. California Vegetable Specialties is a specialty farming company dedicated to the consistent production of highest-quality California Endive. If you are a Chef Educator, and would like to teach your students about endive production, they have developed a kit that includes a video, a root display, a mixed case of white & red endive and brochures. Educator kits are available free of charge to food professionals and culinary schools. If you are interested in having a representative from California Vegetable Specialties speak to your class or group, please contact Rich Collins at (707) 374-2111.

Mendocino, California Lodging
The Joshua Grindle Inn is offering two richly appointed rooms in The Lupe Gordon House, a historic home located in the Village of Mendocino. Call to reserve: (800) 474-6353 or email: stay@joshgrin.com.

June Is

Candy Month (National), Dairy Month (National), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month (National), Iced Tea Month (National), Turkey Lovers Month, and Papaya Month (National). First week of the month is National Fishing Week.

June 1: National Doughnut Day (always the first Friday in June)
June 2: National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
June 4: Applesauce Cake Day
June 5: National Gingerbread Day
June 6: Hunger Awareness Day (US National)
June 7: First day ice cream was sold in the US, June 7, 1786; National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 10: Iced Tea Day
June 13: Kitchen Klutzes Of America Day
June 16: Fudge Day; Fresh Veggies Day
June 17: Father's Day; Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 18: Go Fishing Day
June 20: Ice Cream Soda Day
June 21: Summer Solstice - First Day of Summer
June 22: National Chocolate Éclair Day
June 25: National Catfish Day
June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day
June 29: Waffle Iron Day

Happy June,

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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