Posts in “culinary-literacy” (196)
Pie: it's as easy as 1, 2, 3.14159.... As a justification to stuff our pie holes this month, we’ve found a convenient pair of homophones — the phonetic rendering of the Greek… continue reading Bake Some STE(A)M Skills Into Your Celebration of Pi Day
By written by Lane March 14, 2023
The Culinary Literacy Center is all abuzz about one of its most special projects: making honey! A little known fact about Parkway Central Library is that we have an apiary, otherwise known as a… continue reading Buy Honey Harvested from the Free Library Apiary and Support the Culinary Literacy Center!
By written by Abigail W. January 23, 2023 9
Juanita Vega DeJoseph is the Assistant Department Head in the Art & Literature Department and someone who enjoys cooking and creating. We are so grateful to Juanita for sharing her… continue reading Making Sofrito with Juanita and Family!
By written by Shayna M. August 1, 2022 3
Strawberries are super and sweet to look at and to eat! In this video, Shayna used strawberries as her theme for making handmade cards . What ideas do you have for making cards or… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Let's make strawberry cards with Shayna!
By written by Shayna M. July 15, 2022
Fresh herbs add flavor and nutrition to meals, they are beautiful when added to dishes, and many of them have unique fragrances. They are like tiny greens ! Maybe fresh herbs will inspire poems,… continue reading Keep it Fresh with Fresh Herbs!
By written by Shayna M. June 9, 2022 1
Fresh, frozen, sun-dried, freeze-dried, jelly, jam, milk, ice cream, fruit leather, syrup... strawberries are sweet, a treat, and fun to eat! A great source of vitamin C, strawberries… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Strawberries Are Our Jam!
By written by Shayna M. March 2, 2022 2
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
The Nourishing Literacy team has been creating a short series of audio shares with a focus on children and youth, highlighting skills and qualities that we practice and encourage in the… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Kitchen Life Skills
By written by Shayna M. February 25, 2022
Did you know that there are important dates in February beyond Groundhog Day (Sorry, Punxsutawney Phil!), Presidents' Day, and Valentine’s Day, where specific foods are celebrated?… continue reading Celebrating February's Food Days
By written by Linda Y. February 17, 2022
It might be ridichio' lous but puns can be a way to use brain mussels . In the Culinary Literacy Center , food is our muse when we put pen' salt to pepper (pencil to paper!) . Do you… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Fun Pun Kitchen: Cooking Up Creativity!
By written by Shayna M. February 14, 2022 1
Can you guess what one of the world’s favorite foods is? It’s pizza! Whether you bake it your own, eat it in a restaurant by the slice (or the whole pie!), or buy it frozen from a… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Pizza Day
By written by Monica C. February 9, 2022
Nourish your literacy by creating stories from scratch—with a seed starter! Chrissy loves to read, write, and tell stories. Her suggested steps for creating folklore were offered back when… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Planting Story Seeds with Madame Marie and Her Magic Garden
By written by Shayna M. January 11, 2022
What art projects can you think of that involve layers? What recipes have you tasted that include layers of ingredients? Leanna and Tonii share two ideas for layering, while creating art and… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Let's Layer: Art and Cooking!
By written by Shayna M. December 10, 2021
If you like sweet beets, nourish your literacy with extra flavor and spice! Brocc out with the Veggie Rap! It's a jam, and it might even make you feel butter. Lime for lime you can… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Veggie Rap!
By written by Shayna M. November 12, 2021
Teens recently joined the Field Teen Center and Nourishing Literacy teams for a SWEET Make and Take project! Candy buttons are small dots of colorful sugar candy attached to a strip of paper.… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Create Your Own Candy Buttons!
By written by Shayna M. October 26, 2021
What shapes, sizes, and colors are the leafy greens that you enjoy eating, or would like to try? The following recipe uses the leaves and the stems of the vegetable. Try eating these greens over… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | We Are Green Machines!
By written by Shayna M. October 4, 2021
Books and Cooks, a collaboration between the Parkway Central Library Children’s Department and the Culinary Literacy Center’s Nourishing Literacy team, offers an afterschool series of… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Books and Cooks: Strong Rocks
By written by Shayna M. September 17, 2021
This week, we're taking a little stroll down memory lane with #summerthrowback to highlight how food can be holistic, radical, and more than anything—should be a right, not a privilege.… continue reading #SummerThrowback: Building Community Through Food Sovereignty
By written by Valentín S. August 30, 2021
Mashed, chopped, whole, frozen, fresh, or dried—bananas are a whole food that are nutritious to eat and flexible to use in cooking! This snack is made with just two ingredients, banana, and… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | That's Bananas!
By written by Shayna M. August 20, 2021
Sunday Fundays, a program series of stories and songs featuring mindfulness, meditation, and movement in celebration of Jewish culture, is a partnership between Folkshul and the Free Library.… continue reading Sunday Funday Yoga Storytime with Folkshul
By written by Becky S. August 17, 2021