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At the Festival of Books

April 15, 1998

Join some of your favorite cookbook authors and chefs at the third annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 25 and 26 on the UCLA campus. Cooking-related events include four panel discussions and two cooking demonstrations.


Saturday April 25

Conversation: Isabel Allende on Love and Food

Novelist Isabel Allende talks about the myths, personal stories and aphrodisiac recipes in her latest book "Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses" with Larry Mantle, program and news director of KPCC Public Radio.

10:30 a.m. Ackerman Ballroom

Discussion: The "I" in Food Writing

Ruth Reichl, New York Times restaurant critic and former Los Angeles Times Food editor and restaurant critic, and Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue food columnist, discuss their culinary memoirs and personal writing styles with Times Food Editor Laurie Ochoa.

4 p.m., Moore Hall, Room 100

Cooking Demonstration: Two Chefs and a Hot Plate

Santa Monica chefs Hans Rockenwagner of Rockenwagner and 72 Market Street's Roland Gibert face off in a live cooking demonstration.

5 p.m., Barnes & Noble Stage


Sunday April 26

Chef Talk: New Orleans Spice and Chicago Cool

New Orleans chef and TV cooking show star Emeril Lagasse and Chicago chef Charlie Trotter face off in a discussion of their cooking styles, their restaurants and their cookbooks. Moderated by Santa Monica chef Hans Rockenwagner.

11:30 a.m., Math & Science Building (room to be announced)

Discussion: Healthy Eating--Is It?

Just what is healthy eating? Vegetarianism? Spa cuisine? Seasonal cooking? Pathogen-free food? Join the provocative and free-wheeling discussion with cookbook authors Deborah Madison ("Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone"), Shirley Corriher ("Cookwise"), Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton (chefs and authors of "The Food of Campanile") and Michel Stroot (chef and author of "The Golden Door Cookbook"). Prodding the participants will be moderator and Vogue food columnist Jeffrey Steingarten.

2 p.m., Korn Auditorium

Cooking Demonstration: Two Chefs and a Hot Plate, The Sequel

Emeril Lagasse and Charlie Trotter return for a live demonstration of their cooking skills.

4 p.m., Barnes & Noble Stage

Admission to the festival and author panels is free, but guests must have tickets to attend the author panels.

There is no charge for the tickets. They will be available from noon Sunday until 5 p.m. April 23 at most Southern California Ticketmaster locations and at the festival on Saturday for Saturday panels and on Sunday for Sunday panels. Tickets are not required for children's events or other special programming.

More information and a complete list of Ticketmaster locations will be available in a special Festival of Books Book Review section in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. Please check the special section for any changes in panel venues.

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