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    February, 2009

  • Cheese - February 10, 2009 11:35 AM
    A recent explosion of artisanal and farmstead cheeses in the United States has broadened the palate for this age-old food. Use this guide to learn how to identify the different styles of cheese and serve cheese with confidence. Find out where to buy cheese, how to select cheese and how to store cheese to maximize its flavor. You’ll even learn how to make your own cheese, and be exposed to a lively community of cheese lovers online.
  • July, 2008

  • Wine - July 24, 2008 11:04 AM
    When enjoying a glass of the fruit of the vine, don’t forget the Wine Web Guide. The Web is an excellent resource for the vintner, the sommelier, the enthusiast and the wine newbie. Whether you're looking for information on buying and selling wine, the health risks and benefits of wine, the different varieties and regions for wine, or the best kosher wines available, the Wine Web Guide offers you a world-class education in all aspects of wine, from the grapevine to the glass.

    In the findingDulcinea Web Guide to Tasting, Buying and Storing Wine, you'll not only discover how (and why) to swirl the wine in your glass, you’ll also learn how to select the right bottle, where to order the accessories you need to start a respectable wine collection, and get up to speed on proper wine storage techniques.

    Use the findingDulcinea Web Guide to Wine Collecting to learn how to buy and sell wine at auction, and track and evaluate specific vintages. Establish a stronger wine collection with online resources that show you how to assess, purchase and store your wine, and get tips for organizing and optimizing your cellar space.

    The findingDulcinea Web Guide to Wine Travel can help you sip your way across France’s Burgundy region, or settle in for a weekend in Napa Valley.

    In the findingDulcinea Web Guide to Making Wine, you'll learn how to grow grapes in a small garden, with kits and presses, and even how to dive into viniculture at large.
  • Tasting, Buying and Storing Wine - July 22, 2008 12:11 PM
    If you’ve ever been at a restaurant and felt like a phony when tasting wine, this guide can help. Learn how to select the right bottle, where to order the accessories you need to start a wine collection and get up to speed on proper wine storage techniques. In short, you’ll find everything you need for tasting, buying and storing wine like a pro.
  • May, 2008

  • Barbecue and Grilling - May 21, 2008 12:33 PM

    This complete Barbecue and Grilling Web Guide offers everything from tips on grilling hotdogs and burgers to recipes for barbecued turkey. Learn how to select and set up a grill, how to choose the best cut of meat and where to find tips on making the best marinade. You'll also get an introduction to BBQ distinctions by region and find a whole mess of recipes for BBQ rubs and sauces. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

  • April, 2008

  • Wine Collecting: Keeping a Connoisseur’s Cellar - April 17, 2008 02:57 PM
    Learn all about stocking a wine cellar with the Wine Collecting Web Guide, including how to assess, purchase and store your wine. You'll also find wine news, reviews and events, so you can stay abreast of current trends in wine culture.
  • Wine Making: Homemade Wine from Vine or Kit - April 10, 2008 09:55 AM
    The dream of many wine connoisseurs is to own a vineyard. Unfortunately, not everyone can establish a full-scale winery. For those interested in making wine on a more manageable scale, the Wine Making Web Guide outlines how to grow grapes in a small garden, or make wine with kits and presses. You’ll also learn about viniculture, including grape growing and harvesting, fermenting and farm financing.
  • Wine Travel - April 08, 2008 03:35 PM
    What better way to bond with your fellow travelers than over a glass of wine? Whether you want to sip your way across France’s Burgundy region, or settle in for a weekend in Napa Valley, the Web sites in this guide can help you plan your trip. Learn about wine travel in Europe and the United States, link to vineyard search tools and wine travel tour providers, and find out how to plan a wine trip on a budget.
  • Planning a Bridal Shower: Themes, Invitations, Gift Ideas and More - April 02, 2008 07:39 PM
    The tradition of throwing a bridal shower began in the 16th century with a poor young couple in Holland. To ease the couple’s material burden, friends and family showered them with gifts. Today bridal showers are often more elaborate affairs, and the Web sites recommended in this Planning a Bridal Shower Web Guide can help you plan a bridal shower to remember.
  • March, 2008

  • Mexican Food and Cuisine - March 26, 2008 10:47 AM

    You can enjoy your favorite Mexican food at a restaurant, but why not enjoy some Mexican cuisine on your own? The Mexican Food and Cuisine Web Guide contains information about the history and culture of Mexican cooking, including what foods are most popular today. Stock your pantry with Mexican groceries using the online shops suggested, then start making guacamole and salsa, or more advanced Mexican food like chiles rellenos and mole sauce.

  • Italian Food and Cuisine - March 17, 2008 01:34 PM

    Besides helping you appreciate the Italian food served at your favorite restaurant, this Italian Food and Cuisine Web Guide shows you how to prepare your own Italian cuisine and understand the customs behind it. Get lots of reviews for easy Italian recipes, along with some regional favorites. You’ll even find resources for Italian cooking classes and connect with fellow Italian food enthusiasts who host blogs and personal Web sites.

  • Asian Food and Cuisine - March 07, 2008 10:46 AM

    Asian cuisine has become increasingly popular in the United States thanks to the abundance of Asian food restaurants, markets and online recipe databases. This Asian Food and Cuisine Web Guide explores the typical foods of China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Korea, and takes a look at the history and customs of eating in those countries. Use the Web Guide to find interactive cooking sites that illustrate how to make traditional Asian recipes, as well as links to online grocers so you can have specialty items and cooking tools delivered to your door.

    Get recipes, cooking techniques and more with the Web Guide to Chinese Food and Cuisine. You’ll find links to online resources for buying Chinese food ingredients and cookware, plus an overview of Chinese food history and culture.

    The Web Guide to Japanese Food and Cuisine covers its history and the cultural traditions associated with Japanese food. You’ll also learn how to prepare Japanese food yourself, and where to find online resources for buying Japanese food ingredients and tools.

    Use the Web Guide to Indian Food and Cuisine to learn about the history and culture of Indian food. Making Indian food at home is easy with Web resources that point you to recipes and cooking advice online.

    The Web Guide to Vietnamese Food and Cuisine introduces you to Vietnamese food and culture. Use the Web sites here to make Vietnamese recipes with authentic Vietnamese ingredients and spices.

    Stock your pantry, find recipes and explore the culture of Thai food with the Web Guide to Thai Food and Cuisine. Achieve the unique flavors of Thai food with Thai ingredients you can buy online.

    Use the Web Guide to Korean Food and Cuisine to get cultural information about Korean cuisine, plus enough recipes and links to online Korean grocery stores to help you put together a traditional Korean meal.

  • French Food and Cuisine - March 06, 2008 04:39 PM

    Enhance your appreciation of delicious fare with the French Food and Cuisine Web Guide. You'll find the best resources for French cooking techniques, the historical and cultural aspects of French food, and French recipes. For more in-depth coverage of French cuisine, there are links to regional dishes, specialty recipes and blogs with clever wine pairing ideas, plus information on French cooking classes and famous French chefs.

  • Korean Food and Cuisine - March 06, 2008 01:19 PM

    You don’t have to rely on your local Korean restaurant to fulfill your cravings for Korean food. This comprehensive Korean Food and Cuisine Web Guide shows you where to find recipes you can make at home. In no time you'll have the information and resources you need to create BBQ, kimchi and bibimbap right in your own kitchen. You'll also find cultural information on the traditions and customs surrounding Korean food and cuisine.

  • Tea: History, Health Benefits and Brewing Techniques - March 06, 2008 11:27 AM

    Are you one of the millions of people around the world who drink tea? This ancient preparation dates back to 2737 BCE, when the wandering Chinese emperor Shen Neng discovered leaves in his water and drank the infusion with delight. Our Tea Web Guide offers you a wealth of information through links to the best sites for all things tea. Learn about the history of tea, its different types, various brewing methods, how to have it delivered to your home and the health benefits of tea drinking.

  • Thai Food and Cuisine - March 05, 2008 12:57 PM

    If you think that a restaurant is the only place to enjoy Thai food, you’re in for a surprise. The Thai Food and Cuisine Web Guide introduces you to the culture of Thai cuisine, shows you how to make Thai food at home and helps you buy the ingredients for any Thai food recipe. Before you know it, your pantry and your meals will be full of nam pla, chili paste and kaffir lime leaves.

  • Vietnamese Food and Cuisine - March 03, 2008 12:29 PM

    Let the Web help you learn about and enjoy all types of Vietnamese food. Discover the spices needed to create traditional dishes like pho (soup), nuoc mam (fish sauce) and banh chung (rice cakes). This Vietnamese Food and Cuisine Web Guide offers a brief description of Vietnamese food culture, as well as recipes and information on locating hard-to-find Vietnamese ingredients.

  • February, 2008

  • Coffee: Beans, Brews, Roasts and Reviews - February 27, 2008 03:53 PM
    What would a Turkish meal be without its famous dark brew? How could American commuters cope without that a.m. jolt? As an old proverb says, "Coffee should be black as hell, as strong as death, and as sweet as love." Read the Coffee Web Guide for historical information on coffee, and to learn the different techniques used to grow, roast and brew coffee. You'll also find out where to purchase a coffeemaker online and how to support fair-trade coffee farmers.
  • Chocolate - February 27, 2008 10:04 AM

    Chocolate is a food like no other. Whether you prefer dark chocolate to white or chocolate bars to chocolate mousse, there’s no shortage of indulgence that can be derived from the cacao plant. This Chocolate Web Guide helps you find recipes for chocolate chip cookies, chocolate milk, chocolate ganache and chocolate fondue. Also use the guide to make your own chocolate, send a sweet gift or read reviews on the finest chocolates worth tasting.

  • Indian Food and Cuisine - February 25, 2008 09:50 AM

    Indian food is characterized by a broad range of spices and flavors that may seem hard to replicate, but cooking Indian food at home can be simple. Use this Indian Food and Cuisine Web Guide to find traditional Indian recipes, and stock your kitchen with the necessary herbs and spices. Not interested in preparing your own curry and masala? Not a problem: The Indian Food and Cuisine Web Guide shows you where to find local Indian restaurants or delivery services.

  • Hosting a Party: Ideas, Recipes, Drinks and More - February 13, 2008 01:22 PM
    If you're interested in hosting a party everyone will enjoy, the Hosting a Party Web Guide is sure to help. Whether you're throwing a multi-course formal dinner party, a Halloween costume ball or a casual gathering of friends for Super Bowl Sunday, this guide points you to the best resources on the Web. Learn where to find invitation designs, party themes, menus, party food and drinks, and lots more.
  • Japanese Food and Cuisine - February 05, 2008 11:28 AM

    Japanese food has become increasingly popular in the United States, especially as Americans have come to appreciate the healthy recipes and different flavors of Japanese cuisine. But you don’t have to go to a restaurant to eat sushi, miso soup, udon or teriyaki. This Japanese Food and Cuisine Web Guide introduces Japanese cooking, offers tips on preparing Japanese food and suggests where to buy Japanese ingredients and tools for enjoying Japanese fare at home.

  • January, 2008

  • Liquor and Cocktails - January 18, 2008 10:32 AM
    No matter how much you know about or enjoy your beverage of choice, there’s always more to learn about the latest news and trends in creation and consumption. Our Liquor and Cocktails Web Guide helps you understand mixology, buy liquor online, learn liquor terms and stay up-to-date on the most popular cocktails and how to make them. Discover what you’ll need for a perfectly stocked bar, or find out how to become a bartender through the sites in this guide.
  • New York City Guide - January 17, 2008 06:31 PM
    You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide.
  • December, 2007

  • Vegan Diet - December 18, 2007 12:00 PM
    Being vegan is a big commitment that many people find highly rewarding. Maybe you’re a vegan devotee looking for diet information, more vegan recipes and other vegans to share them with. Perhaps you're just beginning to consider changing your lifestyle. Either way, the Vegan Diet Web Guide is filled with vegan recipes and information that helps you keep it green and animal-friendly.
  • Healthy Cooking: Recipes and Tips for Eating Well - December 07, 2007 05:11 PM

    Are you well-versed in healthy eating and meal preparation or are you baffled about what healthy cooking really is? Our Healthy Cooking Web Guide shows you the best resources for revamping your pantry and putting all of that wholesome goodness to work. Learn to enjoy food on an entirely new level with healthy recipes that taste delicious. The healthier you eat, the healthier you’ll feel. Let this guide show you the difference healthy cooking can make. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

  • Recipes: Cook Well with the Web - December 04, 2007 01:14 PM

    Why bother with cumbersome cookbooks when you can find easy recipes online? The Recipes Web Guide collects the best links for finding an amazing array of online food recipes within a myriad of cuisine types.

    Looking for classic and contemporary baking recipes? Try the Web Guide to Baking for helpful baking tips, techniques and recipes.

    If you want to make vegetarian recipes like a pro, try the Web Guide to Vegetarianism and the Web Guide to Veganism for meat-free recipes that are easy to make and explosively flavorful.

  • Beer: From Beer Brewing to Beer Drinking - December 01, 2007 11:15 AM

    There's a lot more to beer than Bud Light. Today, people are paying attention to the fine flavors of lagers, ales and stouts. Learn more about this noble beverage (nearly as old as civilization itself) with help from the sites in this Beer Web Guide. Discover the history of beer and its varieties; how to pour, store and drink it to maximize its flavor; how to pair beer and food; and how to find local and international breweries.

  • November, 2007

  • Thanksgiving: Recipes, Traditions and More - November 17, 2007 06:45 AM
    If you enjoy celebrating the fourth Thursday in November, give thanks to Sarah Josepha Hale: In 1863, she wrote to President Lincoln advocating the declaration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Today, the Internet offers a cornucopia of information. Use our Thanksgiving Web Guide to find Thanksgiving traditions recipes and other Thanksgiving resources. You'll also find links to the menu from the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving, learn ways to keep your guests entertained while you're doing the dishes, uncover the mystery of turkey brining and much more.
  • October, 2007

  • Nutrition: Healthy Recipes, Nutritional Guidance and More - October 23, 2007 01:21 AM

    Nutritional food is an essential aspect of good physical and mental health. But given the complexity of a wholesome diet, it often takes more than a pyramid to ensure you're getting the proper nutritional balance. The Nutrition Web Guide shows you the best Internet resources for learning the basics of a healthy diet. You'll find resources on food allergies, advice on how to find a nutritionist, and information on food safety.

    To separate the hype from the hard facts in regard to nutritional supplements, see the findingDulcinea Dietary Supplements Web Guide for information on vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements.

    For many people, the motivation to eat better is tied to another, more compelling motivation: weight management. For more information on achieving a healthy weight, see the findingDulcinea Weight Loss Web Guide.

    Once you know what you should be eating, you may want to experiment with some new recipes. Visit the findingDulcinea Healthy Cooking Web Guide to find healthy recipes that can fit in with your new dietary regimen.

  • Baking: Recipes, Tips, Techniques and More - October 10, 2007 02:46 PM

    If you want to expand your baking repertoire and improve your baking techniques, our Baking Web Guide can show you where to find helpful links to smart baking tips and recipes. You'll also find sites for healthy baking, sites with baking guides for kids and online shops for ordering supplies.

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