Thursday, October 2, 2003
TASTY TREATS...Coast Weekly food writer Ruth Pennington Paget has just released a collection of her favorite columns written for this and several other publications. The Edible Tao: Munching My Way Toward Enlightenment chronicles the author''s travels through Europe and the Far East, with particular focus on her food adventures in France and Japan, two countries where she spent the most time. Paget recounts her first article ever, for a New Zealand newspaper in 1992, when she had to teach herself Spanish to read the Catalan cookbooks she''d bought; the odd dishes she tried on her trip to China as a 15-year-old in 1979; the Arabic restaurants she''d frequent growing up in Detroit; and sludgy rice she cooked up for the Zoroastrian New Year. For now, Paget''s book is available on amazon.com, but look for it in local bookstores soon.
BLOOD''S THICKER...This weekend, Los Angeles actress Sue Graetzman brings Blood Sugar, her one-woman autobiographical show, to the Magic Circle Center for a three-week run. Graetzman appeared in many films and TV shows, including The Doctor with William Hurt and Jagged Edge with Jeff Bridges, and is probably familiar to many for her role of Madeline Rutherford in Days of Our Lives, before moving to Colorado, suffering the loss of her husband, and barely surviving a kidney and pancreas transplant. The LA Times called her show "haunting and inspirational." Call 659-1108 for tickets.