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‘Galloping Gourmet’ visiting EWU

Graham Kerr, best known for his television show “The Galloping Gourmet,” is slated to visit Eastern Washington University next week.

He’s scheduled to visit the campus garden and farmers market, sign books, and talk with students, faculty and staff about healthy living. He’s also scheduled to plant garlic with students. The visit takes place Oct. 13 to 15.

From 1969 to 1971 on “The Galloping Gourmet,” Kerr used lots of wine, butter and cream in his cooking. That changed in the mid 1980s when he began minimizing fat and cholesterol and using more vegetables.

Members of the public are invited to a tea and book signing with Kerr, now 80, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Powers Reading Room in Hargreaves Hall at EWU. The event is free, but seating is limited and tickets are required. Visit kerrtea to RSVP and print a ticket.

‘Sylvia’s Spinach’ author at markets

Seattle’s Katherine Pryor will read from her 2012 children’s book, “Sylvia’s Spinach,” Thursday and Friday at two farmers markets.

The book, geared for ages 4 to 8, is about a girl who hates spinach. Picky eater Sylvia Spivens discovers the wonder and science of growing food – and finds outs what can happen by trying something new.

Readings take place at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Thursday Market in the South Perry District, 924 S. Perry St., and at the same times Friday at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market, 806 W. Knox Ave.

Catholic Charities is helping host both events, where copies of the book will be for sale. Food stamp recipients with children can receive a free copy, donated by Catholic Charities, by showing their EBT card.

For more information, visit katherine .

Aki Matsuri

The menu at Spokane Buddhist Temple’s annual Japanese Fall Food Festival is a little different this year.

Festivalgoers will still find the event’s signature yakisoba bento boxes, a staple of the event for more than 20 years. But they will also find chex arare, a sweet baked snack with sesame seeds that’s new to the festival this year.

Other menu items include miso soup, sushi and mochi, or sweet rice desserts, and yakisoba, or fried noodles.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the temple, 927 S. Perry St. Pre-orders are recommended.

For more information or to pre-order, call (509) 534-7954 or visit www.Spokane .