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september, 2009 eNewsletter

by Sally Bernstein

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What's New


Sally's Place just had our second successful brick-and-mortar event.  This one was held at Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ in La Jolla, California.  Thank you to all of you who attended.  We appreciate your support.  The products and cookbooks mentioned below were featured and you can still order them through sallybernstein.com.

Our next event will be held Sunday, September 13th, again at Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ in La Jolla, California. For information, click here.

If you would like to hold a Sally's Place event in your area, please email me: sally@sallybernstein.com

Products and Cookbooks...Sally Recommends

CDN Proaccurate® Quick-Read™ Pocket Thermometer
Perfect for thin cuts of meat, fish or poultry, the Pro Accurate responds in 6-8 seconds, has a big digit read-out, and is waterproof and shatterproof. It has an on and off button and a temperature guide. 
Suggested Retail: $19.99
Kuhn Rikon Corn Zipper

This unique design removes 3-4 rows of kernels at one time from raw or cooked corncobs. It is safer than using a knife, is dishwasher safe and comes with a plastic sheath to put over the blade for storage. 
Suggested Retail: $12.00
William Bounds SharpShooter Battery Mill
Available in both black and red, The SharpShooter Battery Mill is a gravity-activated grinder. Simply tilt the mill toward your plate and the grinding starts! This mill has a stylish soft touch exterior and requires 6 AAA batteries. 
Suggested Retail: $30.00
Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator

Simply hold vinturi over a glass and pour wine through. Vinturi draws in and mixes the proper amount of air for the right amount of time, allowing your wine to breathe instantly. You'll notice a better bouquet, enhanced flavors and smoother finish. 
Suggested Retail: $29.99
Capresso Cool Grind Blade Grinder

This coffee and spice grinder comes in black or white and its low heat build-up preserves more flavor and aroma. The Capresso grinder has a large capacity to supply grinds for more than 15 cups of coffee and has a clear see-through safety lid. 
Suggested Retail: $19.99
Meco Electric Grills - 9309W Tabletop Electric BBQ Grill With Rotisserie

Meco Electric Grills are for Outdoor BBQ use only! This grill features a removable thermostat control with a low-medium-high setting, a reflector pan directs the heat to the grilling surface, 3 element positions, including vertical for indirect rotisserie cooking, a pre-assembled grill hood & bowl, and a standard 120-volt grounded plug. You will also get 200 square inches of usable cooking surface and includes a complete 120-volt UL-listed rotisserie and food view window. 
Suggested Retail: $ 179.00
Clint's Texas Salsa

Texas made since 1996, Clint's offers Mild, Medium, Hot, Spicy Original, Chipotle Salsa, and Black Bean and Corn Salsa. There is something for everyone. This family-owned business out of San Antonio, Texas, uses the finest ingredients to produce their award-wining salsas. 
Suggested Retail: $2.38--$3.39
Naturally Nora

All-Natural Baking Mixes that use All-natural ingredients, NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and NO hydrogenated oils or trans fats. Dairy is "optional", meaning none of the mixes contain dairy products, and all of their products are kosher and do not contain dairy or soy. Choose from Sunny Yellow, Cheerful Chocolate, Alot'a Dots, Cookie Cookie and Surprising Stars cake mixes and Extraordinary Vanilla, Cheerful Chocolate, Alot'a Dots and Surprising Stars frosting mixes. 
Suggested Retail: $ 2.99 to $3.99
Rosa's Candies
Rosa's Handmade Fudge is crafted in Massachusetts with premium butter, real vanilla, and heavy cream. They individually wrap each piece of fudge to seal in the most freshness possible. Their fudge is shipped daily and is guaranteed fresh, and guaranteed delicious. Select from 22 different flavors of Rosa's Fudge with 66 combinations on their website. 
Suggested Retail: 12 pieces $12.00; 48 pieces $32.00
Weber's Way to Grill: The Step-by-Step Guide to Expert Grilling

by Jamie Purviance, showcases more than 160 delicious new recipes and over 1,000 step-by-step photos. This is a complete grilling technique book for both newcomers and the more experienced.
Bobby Flay's Grill! It

by Bobby Flay, the sultan of sauce and the ruler of rub, offers 150 recipes with back-to-basics themes; each chapter (divided by type of food to be grilled, from asparagus through white fish) begins with advice and a no-frills recipe for "perfectly grilling" each item.

Julie & Julia

The movie Julie & Julia has been a box office success.  One offshoot has been a drastic increase in book sales for Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume One.  To order your copy, click here.

The classic first volume of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking enters the New York Times best-seller hardcover advice and how-to category book list at No. 1 on August 30th.

Another book selling like hotcakes is Julie Powell's version of her popular blog: Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously.  This book chronicles Powell's attempt to revitalize her marriage, restore her ambition, and save her soul by cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, in a period of 365 days.


Cookbooks are a year round treat so as we head into fall, think testing new recipes and shopping the farmers' markets for fresh produce.  Fall produce makes us appreciate the bounty of this season.

Free Cookbook Reminder
Every month we give away 5 free cookbooks, by drawing from our eNewsletter list of visitors. You could be a Sally's Place cookbook winner. And be sure to encourage your cooking friends to sign up too. Click here to register as you sign up for our monthly eNewsletter. Send us 5 friend's names and email addresses for the cookbook give-away and we will enter your name with 5 chances to win. Email: sally@sallybernstein.com

And, in addition to our regular monthly cookbook drawing, we set aside several of our favorite grilling cookbooks for a special drawing this month for our NEW visitors. Tell your friends to sign up here for a chance to win!

New Articles




Travel & Food

Traveling with Kids

Sally Recommends

San Diego Hotel Week
From November 13th through November 26th, 2009, sandiegohotelweek.com has negotiated amazing hot deals for you to experience the San Diego area to its best. Pamper yourself and your loved ones: escape and unwind in San Diego. Book your stay now and enjoy great deals on hotels, attractions, dining, and more...or  call our reservation specialists at 1.800.216.1451.
Dave's Gourmet
In June of 2009, the National Association of Specialty Food Trade held it's 55th Annual Fancy Food Show in New York. Dave's Gourmet won the gold trophy for Best Pasta Sauce for their all new Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce. This sweet and savory sauce is a great addition to ravioli, fettuccini, risotto and more. Try some today!
Naturally Nora
This maker of all natural, no artificial ingredient cake and frosting mixes is coming out with two All Natural Brownie Mixes: Fantastic Fudge Brownies and Double Fudgy Brownies. They'll be available on Amazon mid-September and in stores December, 2009 or January, 2010.
10th Annual Art on The Ridge
Bennett Ridge/Bennett Valley in Sonoma County, California…Art, Drink & Eat.
Tour Bennett Ridge, taste Bennett Valley as harvest begins.  That's the mantra for the 10th Annual Art on the Ridge Open Studio tour featuring 17 Bennett Ridge artists, who will open their studios and feature current works the weekend of September 26/27 from Noon to 5 p.m. each day.  Details and a tour map from CharBanachArt.com  Nearby and worth exploring:  in Glen Ellen, the Fig Café (thegirlandthefig.com), in Kenwood, the Kenwood Restaurant (kenwoodrestaurant.com).  Best bets for harvest tasting:  Matanzas Creek (matanzascreek.com) or Benziger Family winery (benziger.com).
Mary Karlin's Live Fire Cooking Camp Program
As a living version of Mary's new book, Wood-Fired Cooking: Techniques and Recipes for the Grill, Backyard Oven, Fireplace and Campfire, and an extension of her popular hands-on wood-fired cooking classes at Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma, this interactive outdoor cooking program is designed to draw fired-up cooking enthusiasts from far and wide. Ranging from one-day to three-day wood-fired cooking sessions, Mary Karlin's Live Fire Cooking Camp takes place at select regional locations during the outdoor cooking season. The Live Fire Cooking Camp Culinary Center headquartered in Superior, AZ, offers cooking camps October-May.  Contact: info@elementsoftaste.com for more camp information or to join the e-mail list.

September Is

Better Breakfast Month, National Chicken Month, National Honey Month, National Rice Month, Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month, Whole Grains Month, National Apple Month, National Coupon Month, Ethnic Foods Month, Mushroom Month, Organic Harvest Month, National Prime Beef Month, and National Blueberry Popsicle Month.

September 2: National Blueberry Popsicle Day
September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day
September 7: Labor Day
September 8: National Date Nut Bread Day
September 10: T.V. Dinner Day--on this day, in 1954, Swanson sold it's first T.V. Dinner
September 12: National Chocolate Milk Shake Day, Popcorn Day
September 13: National Peanut Day, Milton Hershey's birthday in 1857, International Chocolate Month, and Fortune Cookie Day
September 14: National Cream-Filled Donut Day
September 17: National Apple Dumpling Day
September 18: Mushroom Picking Day, National Cheeseburger Day
September 19: National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 20: National Punch Day
September 22: Ice Cream Cone was invented in 1903, National White Chocolate Day
September 23: Great American Pot Pie Day sponsored by Marie Callender
September 24: National Cherries Jubilee Day
September 26: Johnny Appleseed's Birthday--John Chapman was born in 1774, National Pancake Day
September 29: Poisoned Blackberries Day

Happy September,

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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