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Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
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Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development


Favorite food personalities will dish about their new cookbooks

PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2018—The Culinary Literacy Center (CLC) at the Parkway Central Library is excited to host Cookbook Buzz: Authors Dish at the Free Library, which will bring a panel of cookbook authors to discuss their work and upcoming cookbooks, on Monday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees can spend the evening dishing with three food personalities: Ruth Reichl, food critic, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, and bestselling author of My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life (Random House); Julia Collin Davison, host of America’s Test Kitchen and co-author of Cooking at Home With Bridget & Julia (America’s Test Kitchen); and Jodi Moreno, a natural-foods chef, photographer, and author of More with Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple (Roost Books).

After the authors’ speak, there will be an audience Q&A. A book signing will follow the talk. Cookbooks will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at All attendees will receive a free recipe book that includes recipes from Ruth Reichl's My Kitchen Year paired with the perfect audiobook.

“We are so excited to collaborate with Penguin Random House to bring these authors to the Culinary Literacy Center,” said Liz Fitzgerald, CLC administrator. “We love engaging Philadelphians with leading culinary voices and interesting food stories. We can’t wait to hear what these cookbook authors serve up!”

For more information, contact or 215-686-5323.

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About the Culinary Literacy Center
The Free Library’s state-of-the-art Culinary Literacy Center at the Parkway Central Library—opened in 2014—encourages a love of food and cooking through a variety of free and ticketed programming. Sponsored by the Claneil Foundation, the Pierce Family Foundation, the Dry Family Foundation, and Dietz & Watson Inc., the center provides literacy training and fosters the development of problem-solving skills through cooking, supporting healthy lifestyles for people of all ages and a healthy planet for generations to come. For more information about the Culinary Literacy Center, including ticketing for select programs, visit

About the Free Library of Philadelphia
The Free Library of Philadelphia system, with 54 locations and the Rosenbach, advances literacy, guides learning, and inspires curiosity with millions of digital and physical materials; 25,000 yearly programs and workshops; free public computers and extensive Wi-Fi, including neighborhood Hotspots; and rich special collections, including  those at Parkway Central Library and at the Rosenbach. With more than 6 million in-person visits and millions more online annually, the Free Library and the Rosenbach are among the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia and boast a worldwide impact.


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850