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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   

Squash is one of those wonderful, hearty foods that last throughout the colder seasons, and comes in many intriguing shapes and sizes. It serves as a point of literary intrigue, a cultural… continue reading The Pumpkin on the Plate

By written by Gennifer R.    October 30, 2019   

If you’ve ever lived in a city like Philadelphia, you’re familiar with falafel. The vendors on practically every corner have mastered the art of turning chickpeas into a delicious… continue reading Eid al-Fitr | Falafel (Chickpea Patties) Recipe

By written by Suzanna U.    June 3, 2019   

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, we wanted to share a classic no-bake, no-heat recipe that can be made by children in honor of this auspicious holiday. Who remembers bringing crispy… continue reading A Mother's Day Recipe for Kids (of All Ages)!

By written by Suzanna U.    May 10, 2019   

To celebrate the crisp weather, colorful leaves, and delicious food that this time of year brings, we wanted to share with you a fun recipe that screams fall! There's more to the season than… continue reading A Fall Treat from the Culinary Literacy Center!

By written by Kate C.    October 16, 2018   

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   

Two Free Library of Philadelphia programs have teamed up to create new ways to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity! Get HYPE Philly! and the Literacy Enrichment After-School… continue reading LEAP into HYPE!

By written by Khyra L.    November 21, 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 Pi(e) Day

By written by Samantha M.    March 14, 2017   

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

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 Recipe: Ramp Pesto

By written 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 Recipe: DIY Veggie Burgers

By written by Michele T.    April 29, 2016   

The following recipe is from Leanne Brown’s book Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day (also available as a free downloadable PDF from her website). The book began as a project for her… continue reading Recipe: Korean-Style Spinach on Toast

By written by Michele T.    April 5, 2016   

Recently at the Culinary Literacy Center , Bruce Schimmel, founder of the Philadelphia City Paper and community chef, taught a class on Israeli salads and their perfect pairing—pita… continue reading Recipe: Make Your Own Fresh Pita Bread

By written by Michele T.    March 17, 2016   

This recipe is from the  A Taste of African Heritage series, a free six-lesson nutrition and cooking program presented by Oldways that we host at the Culinary Literacy Center. The series… continue reading Cook This Now: Oldways Jollof Rice

By written by Michele T.    February 8, 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   

It's that time again: We reflect on the past year and think about what we want to do for the next year. For most of us, our resolutions have to do with health: getting fit and eating… continue reading Resolve to be healthy in 2016—the Free Library can help!

By written by Samantha M.    January 4, 2016   

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