Welcome to the inaugural issue
of my TravelinGourmet.com newsletter!

Each future issue will contain:

News of either my latest Romantic Dining or Romantic Travel
...award along with accompanying recipes
My best recipe for something so delicious it is sure to become
...your favorite
Ideas for creating warmth, caring and connection around your table
A Foodie Quiz to win a copy of one of my books

I am very curious about what you like!  Feel free to share your comments, your ideas, your recipes, your recommendations for the most romantic restaurants and travel locales internationally.

Diana Wentworth




Every summer I stroll through local farmer’s markets seeking out and tasting the plums or pluots (a cross between plums and apricots) until I find the perfect color and flavor to make this divine concoction.  Then I buy lots and lots to make many batches of this jam, enough to fill and seal at least 100 of the beautiful 10-ounce Quattro Stagioni canning jars available at the Container Store.  As the holidays approach, I wrap my jam-filled jars in cellophane and ribbons and give them away as gifts.  Recipe...

First Time Jam Maker? Click here for hints


Which of the following
is not a kind of salt?

Fleur de Sel, Kosher, Hawaiian red, Himalayan pink, coarse kechil, Indian black, Maine smoked, Piranske soline, Tartessos, Mayan green

The winner will be entered
in a drawing to win a copy of my
Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook
Submit your answer

Play "Stump the Chef" for a
chance to win another free book


This era of chef competitions, the high-tech trend of “culinary chemistry,” and uppity, uncaring restaurants that rush us out in order to turn their tables, makes us forget what romantic dining is.  So, in this premire issue our first RomanticDiningAwards.com award is being announced.  It goes to the best example I know of the essence of the caring and connection that comes from sharing food.  It involves Performance . . .Art . . .Sensory delight. A shared meal here is a celebration of the aliveness of earth-to-table cooking.  You can’t help but applaud at the end.

Our first
award goes to

Woodinville, Washington

The seventh of nine courses is being served, each one more imaginative than the last, featuring fresh herbs.  In comforting Victorian ambiance, our table for two is aglow with candlelight, a bounty of titanium crystal glasses, and a tiny pink Cecil Brunner rose inserted in each folded napkin.  Next to us sits a silver frame, a gift, enclosing the words, “Welcome to the Herbfarm Diana and Ted Wentworth.” Read more...

  Recipe for HerbFarm Salad




• Our first Romantic Travel Award to a desination in Napa Valley
• The Sophisticated Palate Program at the Culinary Institute of Art in St. Helena

• The best fudge in the universe!
Stay tuned for Diana's latest cooking cruise.

Diana von Welanetz Wentworth has extensive credentials as the author of seven award-winning cookbooks including Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook which has sold nearly one million copies. Known for her down-home elegance, Diana hosted her own long-running daily television series, The New Way Gourmet broadcast internationally on the Lifetime Network to millions of viewers.

She lectures internationally on all aspects of food and is a respected travel writer for various magazines including United Airlines in-flight magazine, Hemispheres and Grand Tour, an upscale lifestyle magazine. Diana is a member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association and is honored to be a Professional Member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Les Dames D’Escoffier International.

Diana founded RomanticDiningAwards.com & RomanticTravel Awards.com to highlight the best in romantic restaurants & locales.


Be sure to visit Diana's websites at www.TravelinGourmet.com & www.DianaWentworth.com


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