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Sunday, February 20, 2005; Page P02

READ 'EM AND EAT. Chefs, cookbook authors and food lovers converge in Philly for The Book and the Cook (March 11-20) with more than 60 restaurant-based events, food tours of Chinatown and the Italian Market, and the gadgets-galore Culinary Market & Kitchen Showcase ( March 18-20). Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger restaurant, D.C.'s own Robert Kinkead, the Food Network's "Best Of" hosts plus dozens of other helpful-in-the-kitchen types share their expertise with the common folk in this annual city-wide event.

Times and venues vary. Marketplace $20. About two hours from the Beltway throughout the Philadelphia area. 888-742-1336, www.thebookandthecook.com. -- Anne McDonough

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