“I wish I could hit pause on my life and enroll in the New School Food Studies program, immersing myself in food history, culture and policy.” Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn editor Gabrielle Langholtz hit the nail on the head — who wouldn’t want to be dedicated to such a worthy pursuit? While hitting the books full time isn’t a reality for everyone, we’re lucky to be living in a city with some of the best food scholarship in the country. And next Friday, the general public is invited to join some of New York’s visionaries as they try to define “Gotham on a Plate” at the New School.
The two-day conference will feature panels on topics that range from food in immigrant communities to the “Rural Urban Nexus” (yes, it’s a real thing: even the UN is talking about it). Speakers include fearless former Times critic Mimi Sheraton and Food Politics badass Marion Nestle. We’re proud to announce Edible’s participation in the conference among such good company: editor Gabrielle Langholtz will give us some food for thought on “Writing about Gotham’s Plate” and publisher Brian Halweil will lead a panel on resilience and recovery in post-Sandy New York. He’s been researching the use of technology to build diversity and stability in our food system, and the panel will take a look at food security in the context of climate change. To preview his commentary, check out the short address he gave at Food Tank. We hope to see you there!