Posts by Liz A. (17)

Do you love food and want to engage in participatory learning through cooking? Do you wish your community had more opportunities to share knowledge of food and cooking? Do you want your… continue reading

By Liz A.   February 16, 2017    3

Genevieve Tierney, pastry cook at Osteria , shares some of her favorite holiday cookie recipes from around the world. Genevieve is a graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.… continue reading

By Liz A.   December 23, 2016    1

It started, as most things do, with a baby. My daughter was born in March 2013 and much of my time was spent keeping my new charge alive and channel surfing, often simultaneously. But there are… continue reading

By Liz A.   November 4, 2016   

This recipe is from Tracy McGuigan, the chef who leads our Chow Down on Wellness series. Chow Down on Wellness is a monthly program, open to the public, that was created in partnership with a… continue reading

By Liz A.   January 22, 2016   

by Peggy Paul Casella for Fair Food In light of the pumpkin bounty from  Stepped in What Vegetables —a whopping eleven different varieties!—now seems as good a time as ever… continue reading

By Liz A.   December 15, 2015   

by Peggy Paul Casella for Fair Food Want to be a cheese plate hero this holiday season? Follow these five guidelines for guaranteed success, and head to the Farmstand for the perfect selection of… continue reading

By Liz A.   December 15, 2015   

This recipe is from Leanne Brown’s book Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day . The book began as a project for her master’s degree in food studies at New York University to explore what… continue reading

By Liz A.   December 14, 2015   

Teens! Want to turn up the heat and get cooking in the kitchen? Check out these great recommendations to get you started or to continue your culinary capers! How to Cook Everything: The Basics… continue reading

By Liz A.   December 14, 2015   

Edible Alphabet is an English-as-a-Second-Language program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is twofold: to teach participants how to cook nutritious… continue reading

By Liz A.   December 9, 2015    11

The Culinary Literacy Center’s (CLC) mission is twofold: to advance literacy through cooking and to provide an opportunity for community engagement and civic dialogue around all facets of… continue reading

By Liz A.   November 4, 2015    1

This fall promises to be a busy and exciting time at the Culinary Literacy Center. We have some wonderful programs lined up highlighting treasured books and talented cooks. Cookbook authors … continue reading

By Liz A.   October 14, 2015   

On August 21, Shayna Marmar, owner of HoneyPie cooking, led a fun and delicious program for families called Books & Cooks. The class began with a reading of “ Up, Down and Around ”… continue reading

By Liz A.   September 3, 2014   

Trips to the beach are synonymous with summer. With the Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches right in our backyard, a day trip is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Before you… continue reading

By Liz A.   July 29, 2014   

This summer the Free Library of Philadelphia is hosting four groups of Philadelphia students learning the basics of cooking and nutrition in its brand new Culinary Literacy Center. The Summer… continue reading

By Liz A.   July 2, 2014    1

How To Be Useful : A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work / Megan Hustad Admission: I picked up this book because of its cover. I don’t take much stock in the whole… continue reading

By Liz A.   September 3, 2008    75

  Ocean : The World’s Last Wilderness Revealed / American Museum of Natural History I LOVE big, new, glossy, non-fiction books—the kind that are so big you’d most definitely… continue reading

By Liz A.   August 27, 2008    58

The biggest question to hit the literary world since "Does Harry die?!" is "Will Edward and Bella have a happy ending?!"   And thankfully, we don’t have to wait much… continue reading

By Liz A.   August 1, 2008    42