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November 06, 1996|By Karol V. Menzie

Sweet things for the holidays

Wondering what tempting treat to offer St. Nick this Christmas? How about mocha-pecan bars or blackberry jam cake or Swedish cherry twists? Those are just three of the recipes in "Christmas Is Cookies" ($9.95), the latest of Time-Life Books' "Everyday" cooking series. There are more than 100 recipes in the book for candy, cakes, pies and puddings, cookies, quick breads and coffee cakes.

A place for oil

The newest item on the shelves at Sutton Place Gourmet stores is Sutton Place's own olive oil. The oil, developed by Napa Valley chef Michael Chiarello is designed to please American palates: It has a little more fruitiness and body than some Italian or Spanish oils. It's also pesticide-free and has extremely low acidity. Prices range from $9.99 for a 250-milliliter bottle to $17.99 for 750 milliliters.

Party punch contest

If friends flock to your parties for your fabulous nonalcoholic punch, you might want to enter the AAA Maryland Alcohol-Free Drink Mix-Off. First prize is a trip for two to Radio City Music Hall. Finalists will prepare their recipes for celebrity judges at the ZooLights celebration Nov. 29 at the Baltimore Zoo. For details, call (410) 821-3912.

Asthma and food

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with asthma, you should be aware that ingredients in some foods such as dried fruits, pickles and wine may trigger attacks. The International Food Information Council Foundation has issued a new brochure on "What You Should Know about Asthma and Food." For a copy, send a stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope to Asthma and Food, IFIC Foundation, P.O. Box 65708, Washington, D.C. 20035.

Pub Date: 11/06/96

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