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Happy Thanksgiving!
Vol. 5 No. 9

Enter! Eat! Enjoy! contest

People have been winning gourmet food prizes like crazy in the Enter! Eat! Enjoy! contest on Savor California�s Facebook page! Everybody�s having a good time with it � especially the folks who won prizes from these companies since the last newsletter:

Valley Lahvosh, above left
A Perfect Pear from Napa Valley, above right
Sartain's Menu
Terra Sonoma
Sauce Goddess
Little Sky Lavender Farm
Brandt Beef
Wallaby Yogurt Company
Wild Planet
Bellindora Vinegars
SnackMasters Jerky
Butterfly Brittle

New on

Welcome to these great California food companies joining Savor California:
Nettie's Confections, below

Photo above shows Chile Verde Chicken and Potato Soup made with Estolia's Chile Verde Sauce.

Waiting for the turkey

While the aroma of turkey wafts through the house, these appetizers will be welcome as your family and friends wait for the main event.

Surprise your guests by serving Butterfly Brittle�s Zesty Pistachio Brittle with cheese, such as Gruyere, Brie de Melun, Camembert and Romano. Of course, these complimentary flavors are further enhanced by a glass of wine or champagne.

Sierra Madre Grocery Co.�s Sierra Seasoning Blend makes Sweet & Savory Mixed Nuts Nuts (above).

A beautiful appetizer that requires absolutely no work from you (and can be kept in the freezer until you need it) is Bella Chi-Cha�s Creamy Gorgonzola Torta with Figs.

Festive beverages

Make the perfect milkshake for Thanksgiving weekend (below) with Agave Dream Cinnamon Ice Cream.

Unusual flavors combine tastily in Fentimans's Dandelion Holiday Punch.

Adult celebrators will love the Apple Pie Martini, below, made with Sonoma Syrup Co.'s Cinnamon Syrup.

Harvest Festival in Pomona

Gourmet food items, unique arts and craft items and live entertainment. Sample and purchase perfect gifts � and buy something for you, too.

In Savor California's booth:
Napa Valley Fudge, below in 2009
Pollen Ranch
Sauce Goddess
Spindel Farms

Giusto's 70th Anniversary

Congratulations to Giusto's Specialty Foods! Founded in 1940 by Matthew and Amelia Giusto in San Francisco, the company is a leader in the natural and organic baking industry. Not only does Giusto's have every kind of grain and ingredient imaginable, but they will create special flours to suit the unique needs of their customers. (Pizza and pasta dough in the making, below.)

Turkey with a twist

Why not surprise your turkey, and your guests, with a twist on the time-honored holiday bird?

Make a Grilled Crazzberry Chipotle Turkey (above) with a sauce that's jazzed up with Chipotle Paste from Art of Chipotle. Click on the recipe link on Art of Chipotle for more great side dishes for your feast.

Another suggestion for your turkey with a twist is Bella Chi-Cha�s Turkey, which uses Bella Chi-Cha's Sundried Tomato Pesto. For a 12-pound bird, use a 7-ounce container of Bella Chi-Cha's pesto.

Together with turkey

Sauce Goddess�s recipe for Potatoes with Bacon Maple Sauce (below) uses their Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce. This sauce is equally good on sweet potatoes or yams.

Make these delectable and easy recipes from Sonoma Syrup Co.:
Baked Squash with Vanilla Bean Syrup
Vanilla Bean Glazed Sweet Potatoes.

Two recipes from Oren's Kitchen add spice�and crunch�to your dinner:
Green Beans and Spinach Salad with Rosemary Almonds and Manchego Cheese and
Saut�ed Brussels Sprouts with Ajwain Cashews and Parsley.

Makers of many condiments and sauces that use the slightly smokey spiciness of chipotle peppers (smoke-dried jalape�os), Art of Chipotle"s recipes for side dishes include:
Sweet Heat Glazed Carrots(above),
Chipotle Whipped Sweet Potatoes. and
Cranberry Chipotle Sauce (below).

Finishing touch

If you're ready to start a new holiday tradition for Thanksgiving dessert, one everyone will agree on is B & R Farms's recipe for Apricot Pie (below).

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