Common Threads - a local non-profit dedicated to teaching inner-city kids about ethnic foods and cooking - was started by chef Art Smith several years ago, and the annual fundraiser, called the World Festival, has slowly attracted a major who's who of the culinary world over the past few years. This year's event, March 23rd at the MCA, brings together more than 40 chefs from all over the country. I spoke with Linda Novick O'Keefe, the Exec. Dir. of Common Threads, as well as Bill Kim, chef-owner of Urban Belly, one of this year's participants. For ticket information, go to www.commonthreads.org.
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