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By Lou Marzeles

Cooking star comes to Home and Garden Show with new plan

A MELLOWER GOURMET: Graham Kerr once had the most watched single-person, single-theme television show in history, called The Galloping Gourmet. Today Kerr says food should be nourishing as well as delightful.

For years Graham Kerr galloped across television screens worldwide heralding the joys of excess in cooking.

On May 2 and 3, the former Galloping Gourmet, as he was known on his popular TV show, will preach a very different message when he comes to Goldendale for its annual Home and Garden Show.

Kerr used to employ metaphoric bucketloads of butter, cream, fat, and other yummy substances in his cooking shows, unabashedly extolling the virtues of their taste. Some 200 million people around the world watched his show, which set the record for the most people watching a single-person, single-theme show. Today he is older and wiser, and his watchword of the day is nutrition. He says he's please...

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