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Philadelphia’s Food Service History is Black History From the Historical Marker Database , photographed by Carolyn Martienssen, June 2015 You might have noticed on South 8th Street a… continue reading Robert Bogle and Philadelphia’s Dynastic Black Caterers

By written by Lane    February 25, 2022    1

Recognize and represent our city for its contributions to the popularization of ice cream in the US! And be sure to join us at the Haddington Library on Friday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. for a… continue reading Philly Versus the World: A Battle Over Ice Cream

By written by Lane    July 16, 2021   

Between Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, block parties, and—let’s be honest—any day with decent weather, Philadelphia loves a cookout. With so many opportunities this… continue reading What’s Cooking, Grilladelphia?!

By written by Lane    June 25, 2021    1

We often emphasize distinctions between the main Abrahamic religions, but they have something culinary in common: each year Muslims, Christians, and Jews restrict their diets to mimic the fasts of… continue reading Why Did Abraham Care What We Eat? Food Restrictions in Major Religions

By written by Lane    April 16, 2021   

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, the newest episode of Book Feast uses the luncheon in Virginia Woolf ’s proto-feminist essay A Room of One’s Own (1929) to discuss… continue reading Newest Episode of "Book Feast" Invites Women to the Table

By written by Lane    March 31, 2021   

Have you ever thought about why we use the same vocabulary to describe consuming food and consuming knowledge? How we’re hungry for the truth, devour a good book, and digest… continue reading Let Culinary Explorations of Literature Nourish You with Book Feast!

By written by Lane    January 7, 2021