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Nov. 2, 2001 – The Virgin Islands will be featured Saturday at noon on "Burt Wolf's Travel and Traditions"on WTJX-TV/Channel 12.
The half-hour show is the result of four days of taping on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John by Wolf and his crew in July. They visited everything from a Mango Melee on St. Croix to the Annaberg ruins and Hercules Pate shop on St. John to Haagensen House and Coral World on St. Thomas.
It remains to be seen what survived the editing of it all down to 25:55 minutes. Wolf said in July, "We make no random stops. With a half-hour show, every minute is accounted for." But, he added, the well-planned shooting schedule gave him time for "sight gags, or a little spontaneity."
Wolf is well known for his humor, his cooking, his traveling and his writing, all of which span a 27-year career. He is the host of five internationally syndicated TV series. He has written or edited more than 60 books. His "Cook's Catalogue," which Time magazine has called the "definitive book on cooking equipment," recently enjoyed a 25-year anniversary.
In July, there was some question of whether the internationally syndicated "Travel and Tradition" series, including Wolf's Virgin Islands show, would be seen in the Virgin Islands.
Marie Martin, program manager for WTJX, the territory's Public Broadcasting System affiliate, said she was able to pick the series up from an independent producer. It will air at noon on Saturdays through Dec. 22, she said.
The following Saturday, Wolf moves to a dramatically different locale — Switzerland. There, he visits castles and glaciers and — a Wolf moment — a chocolate shop which reproduces Charlie Chaplin's shoes.

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