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Upcoming Wine Tastings

Each Wednesday, I publish the entire list of upcoming wine tastings at Triangle wine stores and restaurants that we can't fit into the paper because there isn't enough space.

Don't forget to check out the great local food blog, TriangleVino, which offers a roundup of weekly wine specials and tastings. 

Beautiful food photography

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Juli and I are working on a food shoot for an upcoming display. Well, Juli is working and I'm here on the laptop. (The baking is really my part and that's already done.) We were in need of  inspiration and began scrolling through the Cannelle et Vanille blog. I thought I'd share the link because we love it so much.

Another recipe contest from Jif

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Children ages 6 to 12 can enter the 8th annual "Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest." The sandwich recipe has to use at least 2 tablespoons of Jif peanut butter. The grand prize winner will win a $25,000 college scholarship, and four runners-up will win $2,500 college scholarships.

The deadline is Novembe 13. Here is a link to the contest details.

Recipe contests galore

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I have had a slew of e-mails about upcoming recipe contests. So if that's your thing, check out this list with links to important information. There are chances to win $25,000, a new kitchen full of appliances and even a trip to Bangkok or Napa.

Elaine's hosts special winner dinner

Elaine's on Franklin is hosting winemaker Jean-Luc Colombo of the Jean-Luc Colombo Winery of the Rhone Valley in France next Thursday evening.

Food blogs: Supper Underground and Whole Foods boycott?

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Each Tuesday, I share what's interesting in the food blogosphere. 

James Beard-award winning food journalist Rebekah Denn has an interesting post on her blog, Eat All About It. It is a look at the brouhaha over Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's recent editorial about the proposed health care reform. Some people are so upset they've suggested boycotting Whole Foods. 

Here is a link to her post

Eno preview at Zely & Ritz this week

Zely & Ritz is hosting the new Eno chef Marco Shaw this week. He will be cooking Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while Chef Sarig Agasi takes a vacation. So this is your chance to get a preview of the farm-focused Eno restaurant, which is months away from opening in Durham.

Win a music CD that supports local farms

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I just got an interesting music CD in the mail: "North Carolina Homegrown Music for the Soil."

The CD is available at all five Whole Foods Markets in North Carolina and 100 percent of the proceeds go to Feed the Farm, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to small farmers.

What's on Tap: Upcoming food events

Each Monday, I highlight a few culinary events across the Trianle in the upcoming week or two. 

This Thursday is a "Thursday on the Porch" at Foster's Market in Durham. They grill out food and offer beer and wine specials. It might be a nice treat for almost the end of the work week. 

For more information, call 489-3944 or go to the Web site

CEOs pay to eat at The White House

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This is a riot! Sue Stock just shared this story with me from the New York Daily News.