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Cooking from Southwest Asia
Sat, July 13, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at
Parkway Central Library
Join collaborators from the Friends, Peace and Sanctuary project as we explore cooking as a vehicle for building empathy and belonging. Drawing on traditional and contemporary approaches, we will demonstrate sweet and savory recipes commonly found in the Middle East and talk about how the ingredients are both familiar and reflective of the displacement so many refugees and immigrants experience. Participants will have an opportunity to taste the dishes alongside tea and coffee and consider the ways in which food can inspire dialogue and facilitate understanding. Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite; tickets are $10 per person.
This program is is offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center in partnership with Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary (FPS). FPS is a deep collaboration between Swarthmore College Libraries and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Major support for Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from Swarthmore’s Cooper Series, Swarthmore College Libraries, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
For more information about the project, visit the exhibit at Parkway Central Library, 2nd floor.