A survey report in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology says that peanut allergies have tripled in the last decade. Why? The authors don’t really know although they speculate that children aren’t exposed to as much dirt as they used to be.
Are we really that much cleaner than we were 10 years ago? I doubt it. But I would very much like to know why this is happening.
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