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Mother's Day & More Culinary Travel Specials for You!
Mid April 2010

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We are looking ahead to Sunday, May 9th, which is Mother's Day.  Some Moms prefer candy and flowers while others, especially those who love to cook, prefer to venture out to have the fun experience of a cooking class and attend cooking schools.  These schools might be online, around the block or around the world.  The sky's the limit, as they say.  This is also a last call for spring events, including travel breaks and mild weather.  Beat the summer crowds and heat and enjoy our Culinary Travels.

Below find some new fun trips and specials.

All the best in food, wine, and travel.

Happy Mid April!
Sally Bernstein
Editor in Chief
Schools Online:
School of Chocolate Arts Chocolate Making Programs
Have you always wanted to become a Chocolatier or Chocolate Maker? Get started with Ecole Chocolat online school for chocolate arts and making chocolate. Learn about their chocolate making courses. Learn how to manufacture chocolate, produce candy and confections, use chocolate molds and create professional chocolate recipes.

Chocolate Making From the Bean: April 23 - June 18, 2010
Professional Chocolatier Program: August 27 - November 26, 2010
Schools Around the Block:
Culinary Vacations in Tuscany, Sicily or Vermont

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 Tuscany, Sicily or Vermont. Two hands-on classes each day in Italian regional cuisine teach you how to use local, organic and seasonal products. This glorious week will deepen and enhance your relationship to food!  The course also includes visits to farmer's markets, an opportunity to talk with local farmers and noted food artisans, as well as studio visits to local craftsmen. In short, these vacations explore local and regional cuisine, while engaging participants directly with food and with food producers. For guest testimonials, sample programs, dates, accommodation details, and reservations, to or Receive a one hundred dollar discount if you mention "Sally's Place."
Schools Around the World:
Creative Food Writing Workshop in Assisi, Italy with Paulette Licitra July 23-August 5, 2010

assisi italy workshopPaulette Licitra is publisher and editor-in-chief of Alimentum-The Literature of Food, an award-winning literary journal of food-related fiction, poetry, and essays. In this two-week workshop at the 4-star Hotel Giotto, in the heart of Assisi, we'll work on transforming your food experiences, memories, and imagination into engaging stories, essays, or poetry. For beginning and accomplished writers alike, you'll be immersed in the beauty, culture and food of this jewel of an Umbrian hill town while teasing your culinary muse into cooking up words you'll want to eat. For more information, click here or write:

Pamela Sheldon Johns' Italian Experiences    
Pamela Sheldon Johns
Cookbook author Pamela Sheldon Johns shares the pleasures of food and wine... at the table, in the kitchen, in an artisan's workshop, or simply strolling through the farmers' market. Pamela's world-class workshops in Tuscany, Campania, Piemonte, Emilia-Romagna, Sicily and Cinque Terre are wonderful experiences you'll cherish for years to come. Marche, Umbria, Puglia, Veneto, Sardinia, and Abruzzo available by request for groups of six or more. Leaf through the pages of our website to discover a world of culinary treasures. Mention "Sally's Place" when you sign up for a workshop and you will receive a complementary bottle of "Sassi di Giove," Pamela's organic Sangiovese wine.
Turkish Flavours
turkish flavours logoMention "Sally's Place" and benefit from a US$150 discount per person off from our Explore Culinary Turkey Tours on May 11, June 15, September 21 & October 19, 2010.

Turkish Flavours organizes culinary tours throughout Turkey delivering unforgettable culinary experiences and an insight into the Turkish way of life. If you're a foodie visiting Istanbul, Culinary Experiences Specialist Selin Rozanes can tailor tours highlighting the city's top food and wine destinations, including markets, restaurants and specialist food shops; and organize Turkish cooking classes in her own home kitchen studio, where you can taste what you have created. For more detailed information please send email to Selin Rozanes at or browse

Cheap Holidays from On the Beach
Here at On the Beach, our aim is to help you find your ideal cheap holidays by searching more than 30 million airline seats and 30,000 hotels worldwide. We don't sell package holidays; we let you choose the flight and hotel separately so that you get the best cheap holidays to suit your requirements and, more importantly, your budget. For more information, click here.

Food N' Wine Vacations
Food N' Wine Vacations invites you to connect with a culture. Summer 2010 offers a special week of Cooking in the French Riviera. For foodies, try their Culinary Tour in the heart of Chianti. To add spice, Morocco is one hot destination. And for those who want to stay close, they recommend Mexico Culinary Expedition. If you are looking for a one of a kind experience - you have just found it! Contact:
The Writing Salon in San Francisco: May 15th
Do you love to travel? Keep a travel journal? Why not take the next step and turn your daily scribbles into salable articles? You can do this by learning two things: 1) how to improve your storytelling abilities, and 2) how to market your work. "I'll lead you through the steps of writing a travel story and then targeting and querying your markets [short story anthologies, newspapers, magazines and ezines]," says instructor Lisa Alpine. "We'll also discuss ways to generate other travel-related sources of income, such as writing press releases and doing guidebook research. Whether you're writing about your neighborhood or rafting down the Zambezi, you can develop specialty travel angles that open up publishing avenues beyond the Sunday Travel Section - and still pay well." So come launch your career as a travel writer! 10 am - 4 pm; $110. email:; voice: 415-887-8820
Sally Recommends Great Gifts for Mom


Reward Mom with a Lobster Gram Gift Certificate
The Lobster Gram gift certificate allows the recipient to choose exactly which Lobster Gram items they would like! We will provide our full-color catalog along with their certificate so they can shop to their heart's (and taste buds) content. When purchased, they never expire! Amounts start at $50 and range up to $300. Gift Certificates are sent 1st Class U.S. Mail, unless an air letter is selected at checkout.

Split Bean Coffee
For Mother's Day Split Bean Coffee will be featuring Spring Bouquet Marshmallows, Rose Petal Marshmallows, and Mother's Day Themed chocolate covered Alfajores with Happy Mother's Day on top.

schramsbergSchramsberg, America's House of Sparkling Wines

Schramsberg has extended their 10% discount offer for Sally's Place orders through the month of April. 


Gourmet Sardinia
farris_novelloStock your Italian pantry the Sardinian way! Try our raw, earthy, Novello olive oil, fresh from this year's 2010 harvest for a delectable treat. It's the perfect Mother's Day gift this year for the "foodie" who has everything! All of our products come straight from the timeless island of Sardinia. Bring a taste of the ancient island's rustic flavors to your kitchen!

La Molina Chocolates from Tuscany
Inventive flavors and century old methods of production characterize La Molina hand-crafted chocolates from Tuscany. Elegantly packaged, La Molina offers a taste for everyone: a combination of milk or dark chocolate and hazelnuts from Piemonte, candied orange, fresh Tuscan mint, Sicilian almonds, or simply pure high percentage cocoa bars for the connoisseur.

Macy's is America's largest department store-online. Look for Mother's Day specials...need we say more?

The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California
The Grand Del Mar pampers guests daily, but the offerings lined up for this Mother's Day Weekend take pampering the important women in your life to new heights. There's Afternoon Tea and Bubbly all weekend, luscious celebratory brunches on Sunday, a full-day Spa Retreat Package to be enjoyed during Mother's Day Weekend or given as a gift for future relaxation, and even a Mother's Day complimentary round of golf for female resort guests.

Jelly Belly
Mother's Day is on its way! Get your Jelly Belly gift baskets now for that special someone! The Jelly Belly Candy Company makes more than 100 mouthwatering candies, including such delights as chocolates, gummies, sour candies, and, of course, the world's #1 gourmet jelly bean. Free Shipping on orders $50 or more.

La Tienda
Just in time for Mother's Day: 15% off all paella pans through April 30th. Add Sally's popular paella recipe for the perfect combination gift.

Amazon Offers

Buy Mom a Kindle for Mother's Day for $259
Kindle's Wireless Reading Device has a 6" display, is globally wireless, and is the latest generation. Amazon allows you to Try Kindle for a Month. Discover for yourself why millions of readers love Kindle. Order Kindle today. If you decide Kindle is not for you, simply return it within 30 days for a refund. Returning is easy and they don't charge restocking fees.
Is Mom Interested in Magazines?
Amazon is offering Two Years for the Price of One on some of their magazines. With over 40,000 subscriptions in the Amazon magazine store including best sellers like O, The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, Wired and thousands more, there's sure to be a magazine that fits her interests. Saveur, Food Network Magazine, Dish, bon app├ętit, Food & Wine, Paula, Sunsetand Gastronomicaare a few of their magazines for foodies.

For additional Mother's Day gift ideas, visit our Shopping Page.

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Culinary Vacations in Tuscany, Sicily or Vermont
Mention "Sally's Place" and receive a US$100 discount per person off any trip.

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