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Recipes from the Paw Paw Patch
Thu, September 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at
Parkway Central Library
Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project and chef Ari Miller for a collaborative approach to using the season’s harvests of paw paw, or Asimina triloba, a mango-sized fruit indigenous to North America. Much of the paw paw tree’s native habitat has been destroyed by development; all the while, there continues to be widespread recognition of the paw paw patch in indigenous and folk traditions. Through initiatives such as community orchards supported by the Philadelphia Orchard Project, you can find these delicate, fragrant fruits available in late summer in and around Philadelphia. Chef Ari will work with participants on several recipes featuring the creamy custard-like flesh of the paw paw fruit. Come out and learn more about this special seasonal treat. Generous tastings included! Preregistration is required; tickets are $10 per person and available via Eventbrite.
This program is brought to you by the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center and presented in conjunction with and inspired by In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas in our Rare Book Department's Dietrich Gallery, April 9 through September 15, 2018.