If you had to be trapped on a desert island with one of the Food Network chefs, whom would you choose? It's a tough decision, I know. Rachael Ray is definitely out, because perpetual cheerfulness probably gets old very quickly when you're staring death in the face. And you certainly can't pick Emeril, because that whole "BAM!" thing would drive you nuts. I'm thinking a nice choice might be Giada De Laurentiis, Food Network's resident Italian chef. She wouldn't get on your nerves, and she'd probably figure out a way to make a delicious pasta dish out of a coconut and a grain of sand. Head over to the Borders at Preston Road and Royal Lane 6 p.m. Monday to meet Giada as she signs her new book, Everyday Pasta. For more information, call 214-363-1977 or visit bordersstores.com.
Mon., April 16, 6 p.m.