Posts in “culinary-literacy” (45)

A baker browses through dozens of cake pans to plan confectionary creations of her wildest imagination. Meanwhile, a man chooses the perfect tie from more than 60 to wear to his graduation.… continue reading

By Samantha M.   April 26, 2017   

Our Get HYPE Philly! teens are ready for spring! In preparation for the warmer weather, they learned how easy it is to prepare light but flavorful snack dips. The lesson, by Food Educator… continue reading

By Brittany B.   April 17, 2017   

I admit it: I’ve developed a slight obsession with baking pies. It all started last spring, when I took a hands-on pie class at the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center with Holly… continue reading

By Samantha M.   March 14, 2017   

Ordering Pizza? Our Get HYPE Philly! teens recently built environment-friendly pizza ovens to reheat leftover pizza. All you have to do to make your own is hang on to your delivery box! They… continue reading

By Khyra L.   March 14, 2017    1

by Jamie Bowers , Culinary Literacy Center and Julie Berger , Free Library Foundation Purim Is Coming! The Jewish holiday of Purim , celebrating the triumph of the Jewish people over an evil… continue reading

By Jamie B.   March 7, 2017    3

You don’t understand how much I love burgers. I  love  them. Give me a big fat burger on a bun with a couple slices of tomato, pickles, and cheese, and you’ll see the… continue reading

By Kalela W.   February 22, 2017   

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

Get HYPE Philly is a city-wide initiative for youth development, funded by GSK and brought to youth by several organizations including The Food Trust and the Free Library of Philadelphia. At… continue reading

By Khyra L.   February 8, 2017    2

'Tis the season for goal-setting! You might be feeling merry and motivated right now, but as the year gallops along, don't let your resolve wane. Lean on the Free Library to keep your… continue reading

By Samantha M.   December 29, 2016    2

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

Get HYPE Philly! team and teen participants alike learn new things all the time about the benefits of different foods and how to prepare them. At a recent HYPE program with culinary educator… continue reading

By Khyra L.   October 13, 2016    17

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 8, 2016    2

Cooking with Confidence is a beginner cooking class for adults with developmental disabilities offered by the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center . The class is designed with two goals… continue reading

By Jamie B.   August 31, 2016    3

by Peggy Paul Casella of Fair Food Garlic: The Plant That Keeps on Giving When you think of garlic, you probably imagine compact bulbs wrapped in papery white husks. These are the fully… continue reading

By Michele T.   July 18, 2016   

Does your child love food and want to learn more about how to cook? Do you ever wish you had a helping hand in the kitchen? Ever wonder how to turn your child on to healthy eating habits? The… continue reading

By Jamie B.   June 17, 2016    2

By Peggy Paul Casella for Fair Food 10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Strawberries Fraga , the Latin word for strawberry, was derived from the word  fragrans ,… continue reading

By Michele T.   June 15, 2016   

By Alex Jones, Fair Food’s Value Chain Coordinator Fair Food is based in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, but we work to build markets for food producers all over central and eastern… continue reading

By Michele T.   May 13, 2016   

Here's another seasonal treat from the blog of Leanne Brown , author of Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day . Wild ramps appear very briefly in early spring, making their way out of winter… continue reading

By Michele T.   May 5, 2016   

The weather is truly taking a turn for warmer, sunnier days, making it the perfect time to enjoy a big juicy burger outside with friends. Veggie burgers come in all shapes and sizes and… continue reading

By Michele T.   April 29, 2016   

The Free Library is excited to host several science-based children’s programs in 16 of its neighborhood libraries—as well as a number of kitchen-science programs at the Culinary… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 11, 2016