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Nigel Slater's 'Toast' coming to Nuart Theatre in October

Food writer and cook Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger, an autobiographical account of his childhood told through food -- 1960s British food, that is -- was made into a film by Ruby Films for BBC1 in 2010, starring Helena Bonham-Carter and Freddie Highmore.

Clancy Sigal, who reviewed the book for the Los Angeles Times in 2004, says "I don't know when I laughed so hard at such a poignant story as Nigel Slater's boyhood.... Among its many delights, his memoir is an easily digestible lesson in how to let your stomach heal your hungry heart" (read the full review here).

The film will be showing at the Nuart Theatre for one week, starting on Oct. 7.

Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A., (310) 281-8223, landmarktheatres.com.

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Send the kids to cooking camp, and they come back with the skills to organize a Chinese banquet?

Camp

This summer, Pali's Overnight Adventures in Lake Arrowhead is offering a culinary camp for kids. This camp teaches kids, ages 9 to 16, the fundamentals of cooking. They will spend their time with professionals in the industry, learning and honing their cooking techniques.

Each day has a theme. Children will learn how to throw a Superbowl party, prepare a Sunday brunch and organize a Chinese banquet. At the end of the session, kids will participate in an "Iron Chef"-style challenge. They will be given a secret ingredient and then proceed to create a dish.

The camp is divided into one- and two-week sessions, running through August. For more information or to sign up, visit www.paliadventures.com. Do you know any other culinarily-minded ways to keep the kids occupied this summer? Let us know in the comments section.

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