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October, 2007 eNewsletter

by Sally Bernstein

In this Issue: What's New | New Articles | Sally Recommends | October Is

What's New

One of our advertisers, Shock Coffee, has a special gift for Sally's Place readers! Shock Hyper-Caffeinated Coffee is loaded with 50% more caffeine. Shock Coffee Free T-Shirt: Make a purchase of any Shock Coffee product, enter the code SAL-909 when you are at the checkout, and get a Free T-Shirt! Enjoy the Coffee! (And don't forget the code!)

Another advertiser, TravelSmartNewsletter.com, is offering free shipping. The September and October issues of TravelSmartNewsletter focus on special tips for women traveling alone. Written by Dina Pinos, globetrotting journalist and TV producer, they cover money, health, safety, hotels, restaurants and just having plain fun. For a free copy of both issues: www.TravelSmartNewsletter.com/sally. Remember: TravelSmart offers all Sally's Place readers free shipping on its 60+ travel related gifts, gadgets and gear...just in time for holiday shopping!

It is that time of the year again! Time to start shopping for the holiday season. Sally's Place Shopping Page has many fun ideas, including:

In case you didn't know, Sally's Place is giving away cookbooks! Every month two lucky eNewsletter subscribers win a free cookbook! Congratulations to the two October winners:

  • Tom C. from Royal Oak, Michigan wins The Big Book of Fish & Shellfish by Fred Thompson.
  • Natalie J. from Muskegon, Michigan wins Breakfasts & Brunches by the Culinary Institute of America.

(If you would also like to be eligible to win a free cookbook each month, and aren't already signed up to receive Sally's eNewsletter, via email, you can do so here.)

New Articles

New Sally's Place Columnist:

Lorna Sass, a 2007 James Beard Foundation Award Winner for her book WHOLE GRAINS EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY, brings us a new column Going with the Grain. Her first article, "Black Rice," includes recipes for Black Rice with Mussels and Shrimp in Tomato Broth and Coconut-Ginger Thai Black Rice Pudding.

Restaurant Reviews:

"Boston, Massachusetts" by Rita Connelly takes us from the North End to the South End with the Financial District, Beacon Hill, the Commons, and the Theatre District in between. Also, the city of Cambridge and our nation's longest continually operating restaurant, the Union Oyster House, are included.

This is a two for one: "Kansas City, Missouri, & Kansas City, Kansas" restaurants are reviewed by Mary Bloch, who says this Midwestern locale offers much more than barns and barbecue.

"St. Louis, Missouri" by Catherine Neville. Originally settled by the French and then further populated by German and Italian immigrants, the culinary diversity that can be found in St. Louis' neighborhoods is broad and flavorful. Think toasted ravioli, St. Louis style pizza, gooey butter cake, the St. Paul sandwich, which is egg foo young piled on white bread and topped with shredded lettuce and mayo, and barbecue wet with a thick, sweet sauce.

Wine Articles: It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser say:

"Wines, Wines Everywhere" showcase six Napa, California wineries.

Share Luna Vineyards' huge and wonderful reds from Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah grapes. Enjoy the special tasting that everyone visiting the Napa Valley should consider. It revolves around their wines, and also includes some fine cheeses, beautiful chocolates, and a pairing education.

Traveling with Kids Article:

"Special Events: The Hoover Dam Tour, Boulder City, Nevada" by Elaine Sosa Labalme. Mom Elaine and son Steven visit the Hoover Dam, which receives over a million visitors a year.

Sally Recommends

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Beverly Dubrin's Where-To-Guide is a bimonthly newsletter for those who enjoy travel, dining, and shopping in Northern California, and sometimes beyond. The Where-To-Guide is available only by subscription. In addition to receiving a printed newsletter every two months, subscribers have exclusive access to past issues and other subscriber-only information on the Where-To-Guide website. For a free sample issue and more information about the Where-To-Guide, visit the website at where-to-guide.com.

Janie's Cakes
Janie makes the world's finest pound cakes. How? First, she starts entirely from scratch using only the finest, all-natural ingredients. Second, she uses her own personal time-tested recipes. Third, she hand bakes every cake to the level of perfection that only a master baker can achieve. No artificial ingredients. No preservatives. No short cuts. It's the gift you are proud to give and thrilled to receive! Janie's Cakes have been featured in Southern Living, Texas Monthly and Country Living Magazines. Order online at janiescakes.com. Shipped nationwide.

THE MAP at chocomap.com displays over 1200+ chocolate shops and is growing each day! You can search by city, or name and then review&rate your favorite chocolate shop. Your passion for chocolate can be heard. In the forum "have a favorite bonbon?" you can contribute your favorite chocolate bonbon story. In the forum "have a favorite chocolatier?" you can sing the praises of your favorite chocolatier!!  Chocomap.com also has interviews with top chocolatiers, free chocolate e-cards, chocolate making lessons, information about chocolate, chocolate news, and chocolate resources such as recipes, favorite sites as well as chocolate and equipment suppliers' lists.

A website dedicated to Italian food and cooking.  Features a large collection of authentic Italian recipes from Italian Chef Paolo Torre, cookbook reviews and articles on all things related to Italian cuisine.

Dave's Gourmet
Hot Sauces, Spice Rubs, Chile Peppers, Mustards, Drink Mixes, Premium Pasta Sauces, Nuts, Popcorn, Tantalizing Jams, Flavored Honeys, Dessert Sauces, T-Shirts, and Cookbooks — it seems like Dave's has it all! Including Gift Baskets.

October Is

Apple Month, Caramel Month, Dessert Month, Pasta Month, Pickled Pepper Month, Pizza Month, Popcorn Poppin' Month, Pretzel Month, Seafood Month, Vegetarian Month, Cookie Month, Apple Jack Month, and Eat Country Ham Month.

October 1: Vegetarian Day (World)
October 7: Frappe Day
October 8: Columbus Day
October 9: Moldy Cheese Day
October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day
October 12: World Egg Day; Cookbook Launch Day
October 13: Herb Day
October 14: National Dessert Day
October 20: Brandied Fruit Day  
October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 22: National Nut Day
October 24: National Bologna Day
October 25: The microwave oven was introduced by The Tappan Company, 1955; World Pasta Day
October 26: National Mincemeat Day
October 28: National Chocolate Day
October 30: Candy Corn Day
October 31: Halloween, National Caramel Apple Day; Carve a Pumpkin Day


Happy October,

Sally Bernstein
Editor in Chief



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