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Mid-July 2010

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Traveling with Kids
Elaine Sosa Labalme shares her experiences as she travels with eight-year-old Steven. Think Top Cities for You and Your Kids, Kid-Friendly Zones, Special Events, Weekending with the Kids and The Great Outdoors...40 articles in all.
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July is Culinary Travel month at Sally's Place as we get ready for late summer and fall travel. Think Spain, France, Italy, and Mexico, as well as Vermont and the Napa Valley.

All the best in food, wine, and travel.

Happy July!
Sally Bernstein
Editor in Chief
Enjoy These Fun Trips!

These three exciting trips in Tuscany include: Cooking in Villa: The Finest Culinary & Wine Experience in Tuscany, WANNA BE ITALIANO Cooking Class and VERONICA'S Cooking Class. These trips are available year round. Contact: Urbano Brini at, or Tel: (+39) 055 0123.99.4

Harvest in Spain
spain_harvestThis October 2 -10, 2010 trip includes airfare departing from Miami or New York; hotel accommodations in 4 star hotels; 1 night in Bilbao; 3 nights in Rioja; 1 night in Burgos; 1 night in Ribera del Duero; 1 night in Madrid; English speaking guide; transportation for 7 days including airport taxes;  winery visits with wine tasting; all breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners and hotel taxes.  $4490.00 plus taxes per person. Trip offered by Fine Wine & GourmeTravel; Juanita Carvajal;;; or Tel: 786.246.0954

alarconCuisineXplorers plans a fall trip to Mexico City to celebrate the bicentennial of Mexico's Independence and Centennial of the Revolution. History, gastronomy and fun will be at the center of this 7-day guided tour with Mexico City native food writer Claudia Alarcon. Visit historic markets, taste and learn recipes from home cooks that are seldom found in cookbooks, float along the canals of Xochimilco and eat fresh produce from the fields that have been cultivated since Aztec times, sample premier Mexican wines, tequila and mezcal.  Visitors will stay at a comfortable and modern bed and breakfast. Accommodations, ground transportation, meals, and activities are all included. Please visit for more information, dates, prices, and itineraries.

poggio_pasta_classCook in Italy with cookbook author Pamela Sheldon Johns at her organic farm in Tuscany. Her one-day workshops are available year round.  Think One-Day Workshops, Family Workshop weeks and Olive Harvest weeks. Contact:  info@Poggio; or Tel: (39) 0578 798 370

Culinary Getaways
Mention Sally's Place to receive a 10% discount on some tours.

"Join Culinary Getaways as we explore the culinary-rich regions of Napa Valley, Paris, Provence and Tuscany!  During our Getaway, we will cook together using the finest in fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.   We will cook with local chefs, dine in amazing private settings and in favorite local restaurants.  We will learn about sea salts and taste regional wines, olive oils and cheeses.  We will shop the local markets and explore the history and culture of each region.  We keep our groups very small to ensure unique and personalized experiences."   For more information on our distinctive Culinary Getaways, visit our website at: or contact us at: 415-518-7107.  Mention Sally's Place to receive a 10% discount on our upcoming 2010 Getaways to Napa Valley or to Provence, provided space is available.

Vermont Culinary Vacations
Italy on a Plate
Receive a $100 discount if you mention "Sally's Place."
deborah krasnerCook with Deborah Krasner, the James Beard Award-winning author of THE FLAVORS OF OLIVE OIL (and the forthcoming GOOD MEAT) for six days in Vermont this coming September and October: Southern Italian Cooking, Italian Harvest Classics and Italian Winter Food. Each of these all-inclusive vacations cost $2650 per person, no upcharge for singles, no extra costs. Deborah is also offering OLIVE OIL HARVEST IN TUSCANY vacation in November, exact dates yet to be determined. The cost is Euro 2650 (but payable in dollars), exclusive of transportation. Anyone interested should contact Deborah  at For guest testimonials, sample programs, dates, accommodation details, and reservations, go to or

Wine Grand Tour in Tuscany
smadarThis package includes: six nights accommodation in a classic room with daily buffet breakfast;  welcome dinner matched with Super Tuscans;  fun hands-on cooking lesson with our Chef Richard Titi; a fun evening with a local farmer where we learn how he prepares pecorino cheese; all mentioned meals and  wine tasting; visits and tasting and an English speaking guide. Rate per person, based on double occupancy in classic room: $4125.00; Special prices in October: $3600.00. For information:;;  Tel: 877.457.3177

sallySally Recommends Great Gifts for Summer Fun

Deborah Krasner's Upcoming New Meat Book
krasner_meat_bookGOOD MEAT is the first book to explain why eating grass-fed, pastured and traditionally-raised meat, poultry, rabbit and eggs are better for your health, better for the environment, and can support local farmers as well as sustainable and humane agricultural practices. With 400 pages, over 200 recipes, custom meat charts and meat "decision trees" aid in understanding how to cook every part of grass-fed and pastured animals to best advantage from nose to tail, and outlines the surprising health benefits (it can actually lower cholesterol!) of good meat. If you choose to eat meat, eat GOOD MEAT.

La Tienda Artisan Cooking Chorizo Sausage
la_tienda_sausageNamed 'Best New BBQ Sausage' by Food & Wine Magazine. This Spanish-style chorizo sausage is made in America using a traditional Spanish recipe and heritage humane pork. Smoked Spanish paprika, sea salt from Cadiz, fresh garlic and other top quality spices impart the true flavor of Spain. This chorizo is great on the grill and perfect for your next Spanish paella. It can also be enjoyed with eggs or simmered in red wine. $9.95 Click here to order.

Jelly Belly
alarconJelly Belly Candy Company is the foremost creator/supplier of gourmet jelly beans, producing the famous Official 50 Flavors lineup as well as a consistently growing lineup of new beans made with 100% dedication to quality and natural flavors whenever possible. Jelly Belly makes over 100 kinds of candies. The Confections brand features everything from creamy chocolates to Sour Gummi Worms to scrumptious Candy Corn, a treat made by Jelly Belly for over 100 years! Click here to order.

Numi Organic Tea
numi_teaSave 20% off Berry Black - Raspberry Darjeeling. 100% Real Ingredients. Shop Numi Tea Now.
Try it over ice for a refreshing summer beverage!  Extraordinary and the first of its kind, Numi's organic Berry Black features real North American forest fruits, not artificial or natural  flavorings, to create an authentic berry taste. Our luscious strawberries and raspberries are freeze-dried at the peak of ripeness to retain their true flavor. This sassy, organic tea is fresh, wild, and all natural, blending hibiscus, Vitamin C-loaded rosehips, and a touch of smooth organic Darjeeling. Grown in the high mountains of India, Numi's special Darjeeling adds a floral balance as it captures the depth of black tea. Discover the berried treasure in each cup - you'll be hooked! Offer good through July 31st. Click here to order.

Jer's Handmade Chocolates
jers_chocolatesJer's Handmade Chocolates, the only all-natural, high-end peanut butter chocolate brand on the market today, is offering Sally's Place visitors a 20% discount on Jer's products for the months of July and August. Jer's products, which have won six International Taste Awards to date, combine crunchy rice crisps, salty pretzels, buttery toffee, or gooey homemade caramel with all-natural, premium, dark, milk and white chocolates and all-natural peanut butter (made from locally-grown Valencia peanuts, the most nutritious, peanut-sweet and protein-rich available). Visit www.jers.comto order and use discount code hrblog or learn more.

Wagon Depot
wagon_depot_bikeSee your kids enjoy a new bicycle, go kart, water toys or take a wagon to the beach.  Wagon Depot has these items and MANY more ride on toys! Also water toys for the swimming pool, strollers, rocking toys and mini license plates. Click here to order.

Dave's Gourmet
daves_badlands_sauceNothing welcomes in summer like a barbeque with family and friends.   Start your summer with some of Dave's Badland's Barbeque Sauce, the perfect barbeque sauce to spice up your party. Click here to order.

Lobster Gram
lobster_gram_2Now is the time to take advantage of Lobster Gram limited-time specials! Indulge in the world's best lobster, steak, and more at incredible special prices! Click here to order.


Gourmet Sardinia Honey
sardinia_honeyGourmet Sardinia is a purveyor of quality products from Italy. Originating from Sardinia, miele amaro hits the palate with a unique sweetness, followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste. This honey is collected after three months of pollination on flowers of the rare Arbutus Unedo plant. Efisio finds miele amaro as useful in salads and main dishes as it is in desserts. Click here to order.

Vialone Nano Brown Rice
gustiamo_riceUse Vialone Nano Brown Rice by Gazzani to make the popular Italian salad Insalata di Riso. Gazzani has been producing superfine rice since 1648. Marco Soave, who inherited the estate a few years ago, still uses the ancient stone mill in his rice production. Vialone Nano has thick short grains and absorbs seasonings easily. For every bag of Vialone Nano Brown Rice you buy, Gustiamo will include a second bag FREE with your order. Click here to order.

Luggage, Bags and Travel at Amazon
amazon_bagAmazon has over 1000 different types of traveling bags.  Think back packs, waist packs, luggage sets, briefcases, canvas pocket bags, messenger bags, neck pouches, rollaboards, sports bags, toiletry kits, beauty cases, slings, carry-ons, and multi-packs.  The list, with photos, goes on and on. Click here to order.

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