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Ingredients Across Borders: Cinnamon

Mon, December 11, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

This collaborative program highlights the culinary uses of cinnamon across borders, as one of many ingredients that have moved and adapted from culture to culture. Our presenters will each with participants to prepare a culturally relevant recipe while learning about the roots and routes of the key ingredient. We will share food stories around a communal table, connecting meals to home and place. Dishes will include: Liberian rice bread, baklava and Sudanese cinnamon tea.

This program is presented in partnership with Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, as part of An Immigrant Alphabet art installation designed to raise awareness of the experiences of immigrants and refugees. 

Tickets for this program are $10 and can be purchased at

Our presenters include Zeinab Blandia, Cynthia Kreilick, and Saigay Sheriff.

Zeinab Blandia is a human rights activist and tailor with a passion for home cooking.
Cynthia Kreilick is president of Morning Circle Media, a Philadelphia-area publishing company that promotes bilingual early literacy and cross-cultural understanding. 
Saigay Sheriff is a master of Liberian cuisine and a professional baker, she is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and is currently a Culinary Artist for the Philadelphia Assembled Kitchen exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts. 

Culinary Literacy Center

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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