Posts by Liz A. (23)

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Involving youth of all ages in the kitchen is a great way to help open up young minds to new foods. Check out our ideas that don’t need a knife or other sharp tools. And remember,… continue reading In the Kitchen with Children and Youth

By written by Liz A.    March 20, 2020    2

Marisa McClellan is a food writer, canning teacher, and dedicated farmers' market shopper who lives in Center City Philadelphia. She is the author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches… continue reading Serve Up This Apple Cranberry Jam at Your Harvest Feast!

By written by Liz A.    November 20, 2019   

September is Adult Education Month and the Free Library is excited to announce the launch of the Languages and Learning Center at Parkway Central Library , a center dedicated to supporting the… continue reading Announcing the Languages and Learning Center!

By written by Liz A.    September 16, 2019    1

It's not news that Philly is a great city for eating. Philadelphia is home to exceptionally exiting and delicious food, much of it celebrating the diversity of the people who call this city… continue reading La Cocina: Pursuit of the American Dream Through Cooking

By written by Liz A.    June 17, 2019   

Throughout history there are duos that are stronger together than they are separate: Peanut Butter and Jelly       Hall and Oates… continue reading Pizza and Beer Day!

By written by Liz A.    October 9, 2018   

The Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center is coming up on four years of having our kitchen doors open! One of the most frequent questions we get is,  What's your favorite… continue reading Buzzing about Cookbooks!

By written by Liz A.    April 9, 2018   

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 Just Food Training with the Culinary Literacy Center

By written 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 Holiday Cookies

By written 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 #FLPNoShameNovember: Zombies!

By written 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 Black Lentil Chili with Butternut Squash and Leeks

By written 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 Cook This Now: Pumpkins

By written 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 Cook This Now: Five Rules for Crafting an Epic Cheese Plate

By written 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 Recipe: Chana Masala

By written 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 Read This Now: Cookbooks for Teens

By written 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 Edible Alphabet: Learning English and Connecting to Culture Through Cooking

By written by Liz A.    December 9, 2015    20

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 Nourishing Literacy at the Culinary Literacy Center

By written by Liz A.    November 4, 2015    2

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 Coming This Fall to the Culinary Literacy Center!

By written 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 Books & Cooks

By written 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 Healthy Snacks for a Day on the Beach

By written 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 Summer Thyme Cooking at the Parkway Central Library

By written by Liz A.    July 2, 2014    3