The 11th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is taking place all next week (May 3-9, Monday thru Sunday) at eateries in and around Boston, including Finale, Flour Bakery, Sofra, Mariposa Bakery, South End Formaggio, Aquitaine, Elephant Walk, Figs, Henrietta’s Table, and Hungry Mother. Click here for the full list of participating restaurants, which extends well into the ‘burbs. All proceeds from select desserts benefit breast cancer research and care at nearby Dana-Farber. And I think we all know someone who might appreciate that.
On Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m., the Boston Museum of Science is hosting Food, Glorious Food: Our Palate vs. Our Planet. Corby Kummer (The Atlantic Monthly) and Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery, Myers+Chang) join food sustainability expert Helene York in a discussion about balancing our enjoyment of food with the need to maintain a healthy planet. Corby will also be signing copies of The Joy of Coffee and The Pleasures of Slow Food. Event is free but seating is limited. Passes available on first-come-first-served basis in Museum lobby starting at 5:45 p.m. the day of the event.
And, of course, don’t forget Sprout 2010, which helps fund Waltham Fields Community Farm in their important food distribution and education programs. Event takes place on Saturday, May 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Charles River Museum of Industry with food, open bar, live music, and silent auction. More info here.