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A Toast to the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, Andrea Nguyen Macy’s San Jose Cooking Demo & More

Posted By foodgal On May 8, 2012 @ 5:25 am In Enticing Events,General,Health/Nutrition,Restaurants,Wine | 4 Comments

Tiny Bubbles to Toast the Golden Gate Bridge

This year, San Francisco’s landmark Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th anniversary on May 27.

Iron Horse wants to help you toast that monumental achievement with a special bottle of bubbly.

The new, limited-edition Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Cuvee is comprised of a base of 2007 Blanc de Noir. Its pretty rosy color pays tribute to the bridge’s unmistakable hue.

A 750ml bottle is $50. Additionally, 75 etched commemorative jeroboams also were created for $475 each.

Iron Horse will donate $5 from each bottled sold to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Join Cookbook Author Andrea Nguyen at Macy’s for a Tofu-Licious Time

You may think you know tofu. But you don’t know it like Andrea Nguyen does.

My good friend and Bay Area cookbook author, Nguyen has just released her newest book, Asian Tofu (Ten Speed Press).

It’s a comprehensive look at the varieties of tofu on the market, as well as recipes for their many delicious uses. There are even directions for making your own tofu from scratch, if you want to give it a whirl.

Nguyen will be doing a cooking demo at the kitchen at Macy’s Valley Fair in San Jose, 1 p.m. May 12. You’ll learn how to make spicy yuba ribbons and get the chance to taste various artisan tofus.

Afterward, Nguyen will be signing copies of her book.

There’s no better time to enjoy a tofu-licious time than May, which is Asian American History month.

HBO Tackles the Obesity Problem

You probably know by now that a shocking two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese,, and even worse, nearly one-third of children and adolescents are.

But to get an idea of just how the obesity crisis is wrecking havoc on our health and health care system, tune in May 14-15 when HBO presents “The Weight of the Nation.”

The four-part series is a collaboration of HBO and the Institute of Medicine in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health.

The first part, “Consequences” airs at 8 p.m. May 14, followed by “Choices” at 9:10 p.m. On May 15, the third part, “Children in Crisis” airs at 8 p.m., followed by the final episode, “Challenges” at 9:10 p.m.

There also is a special edition of “The Weight of the Nation for Kids,” a three-part showing that will debut at 7 p.m. May 16.

To reach the broadest audience possible, all the films will be available in English and Spanish, and will stream free of charge on HBO.com

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