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SATURDAY, April 21

0730 New York restaurateur and chef Gabrielle Hamilton visited Toronto this week. Her memoir has been a best seller and has received rave reviews. So Mary Ito sat down with Gabrielle in a bistro in the CBC Broadcasting Centre to chat with her. And Mary began by telling Gabrielle that the lovely spring weather Ontario has been enjoying seemed a perfect prelude to the opening of her book, which begins with the sprawling outdoor lamb roasts that her parents would hold each year.
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Gabrielle's book, Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef is published by Random House.

0800 Planning a trip abroad? More and more people are choosing out-of-the-way destinations. But they don't always take all the necessary medical precautions. With that in mind, Mary invited Dr. Jay Keystone to join her. He's been in the business of advising people on travel health matters for 35 years. Dr. Keystone is the director of the Medisys Travel Health Clinic in Toronto and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
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There's more information about travelling safely at the Travel Clinic website.

0830 Sexy books rule! At least, they do if the book is called 50 Shades Of Grey. It's a literary phenomenon and it's raising eyebrows with its racy content and it's amazing appeal. Fresh Air's book panel---Erin Balser from CBC Books and Toronto-based book columnist and editor Becky Toyne---joined Mary to discuss the appeal of sexy books.
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There's always good reading at the CBC Books website.
And you'll also find lots of literary leanings at Becky's website.