One of the lesser known (to me, anyway) provisions of this year’s farm bill was to ask the USDA to do a study of food deserts - parts of inner cities and rural areas that do not have access to fresh foods. The Economic Research Service, a section of the USDA that performs major public service, is holding a conference on food deserts on October 9 in Washington. Its agenda looks terrific. Check it out!
Next public appearance
This is a conversation about 101 Classic Cookbooks, 501 Classic Recipes (Rizzoli Books, 2013), with Clark Wolf, Marvin Taylor (curator NYU Fales Library), Rose Levy Beranbaum (author, The Cake Bible), and Madhur Jaffrey (actor and author). 7:30 p.m. 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St, Price $15, RSVP: here