SOME MORE FOOD AND DRINK BOOKS

    3.THE COMPLETE COCONUT COOKBOOK (Robert Rose, 2014, 320 pages, ISBN 978-0-7788-0488-8, $24.95 US paper covers) is by Camilla V. Saulsbury, a freelance food writer and recipe developer (see her www.powerhungry.com blog). I've always been partial to single ingredient cookbooks that are also comprehensive; they tend to give you everything there is to know about a food, such as coconut.

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    * FOOD BOOK OF THE MONTH! *

    WORD OF MOUTH; what we talk about when we talk about food (University of California Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-520-27392-4, $29.95 US hard covers) is by Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson, a sociology professor at Columbia University specializing in French cultural and cuisine studies. Here, in the social aspects of cross-cultural studies on food she delves into conversation about food, ...

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    Some New Cookbooks this Month

    3.DAILY TORTILLA; authentic Mexican recipes (Front Table Books Cedar Fort, 2014, 181 pages, ISBN 978-1-4621-1411-5, $18.99 US soft covers) is by Ricardo James (originally "Richard M. James") who was once a missionary in Mexico. This is fine home cooking, starting with basic tortillas, beans, rice, and salsas.

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    * THE RESTAURANT/CELEBRITY COOKBOOK...

    ...is one of the hottest trends in cookbooks. Actually, they've been around for many years, but never in such proliferation. They are automatic best sellers, since the book can be flogged at the restaurant or TV show and since the chef ends up being a celebrity somewhere, doing guest cooking or catering or even turning up on the Food Network.

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    * DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! * -- Wines of South America

    WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA; the essential guide (University of California Press, 2014, 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-520-27393-1, $39.95 US hard covers) is by Evan Goldstein, a Master Sommelier with his own consulting firm. Previously, he had authored two books for UC Press on wine and food matching. Here, he conducts a country-by-country tour of South America, which includes Argentina, Bra ...

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    The Event: Champagne tasting- Ayala and Palmer & Co.

    The Date and Time: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3PM to 6PM The Event: Champagne tasting- Ayala and Palmer & Co. The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve The Target Audience: wine media, sommeliers, and private clients The Availability/Catalogue: wineonline.ca and Hanna Neal Wine Merchants The Quote/Background: It was a crowded room, which was good. The wines were laid out and served nicely chilled.

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    The Event: Tasting the wines of Versado and Sperling Vineyards

    The Date and Time: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM The Event: Tasting the wines of Versado and Sperling Vineyards The Venue: LCBO Summerhill Premium Tasting Room The Target Audience: wine media and sommeliers The Availability/Catalogue: wines are available or will be. The Quote/Background: Ann Sperling presented four Sperling Vineyards Okanagan Valley BC VQA spark ...

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    WORLD WINE WATCH (LCBO VINTAGES TIP SHEET) FOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

    WORLD WINE WATCH (LCBO VINTAGES TIP SHEET) FOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ By DEAN TUDOR, Gothic Epicures Writing deantudor@deantudor.com. Creator of Canada's award-winning wine satire site at http://fauxvoixvincuisine.blogspot.com. My Internet compendium "Wines, Beers and Spirits of the Net" is a guide to thousands of ne ...

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    SOME NEW WINES TASTED THIS MONTH –

    1.Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, $22.95. Now available at Marks and Sparks, er, Marks and Spencer UK for 15.99 pounds (about the same price as here in the Vintages Essentials program). It's an organic wine also certified as biodynamic by Demeter. It is an intense, well-developed cabby savvy, typically North American, with twist top and 12.9% ABV.

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    Ungava Premium Gin from PQ!!

    Ungava Premium Gin (Domaine Pinnacle, PQ), +374231, $34.90: at first sight an intriguing yellow colour bordering on green, reminiscent of yellow chartreuse. Apparently, all of the flavour and the colour come from hand-picked Arctic ingredients from the Ungava Bay area. The northern botanicals include wild rose hips, cloudberry, crowberry, Labrador Tea, Arctic Blend, and of cours ...

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    The Event: Devour! Filmfest program launch at the Drake.

    The Date and Time: Monday, September 8, 8PM to 10PM The Event: Devour! Filmfest program launch at the Drake. The Venue: The Drake 86'd The Target Audience: regular 86'd consumer crowd, Toronto wine, film and food media. The Availability/Catalogue: see www.devourfest.com The Quote/Background: Devour! The food film fest runs November 12 – 14 in Wolfville, NS.

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    The Event: Devour! Filmfest program launch at the Drake.

    The Date and Time: Monday, September 8, 8PM to 10PM The Event: Devour! Filmfest program launch at the Drake. The Venue: The Drake 86'd The Target Audience: regular 86'd consumer crowd, Toronto wine, film and food media. The Availability/Catalogue: see www.devourfest.com The Quote/Background: Devour! The food film fest runs November 12 – 14 in Wolfville, NS.

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A reference guide to wine and food: look it up, and you'll remember it longer; screw it up, and you'll remember it forever.

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