British cooking personality, and star of the TV series Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr spends a few moments charming his audience just before his next cooking demo. His youthful and gently humorous demeanor belies his 80 years as he relates his early ambitions as a child to be like his hotelier father. He unabashedly describes having that first flush of excitement he had when his first crop of basil buds poked through the soil after 8 days of watching. “Hello!” he exclaims, “I am talking to plants!”. To follow more of Graham’s adventures, check out his blog and keep an eye out for his next batch of books and CDs.