Tagged Culinary Literacy

Join the Culinary Literacy Center for an Open House on February 12

You might not expect to find blenders, cutting boards, or rolling pins in a library. You probably wouldn't expect to find a full commercial kitchen in one either. But on the fourth floor of Parkway Central Library , you can…

The Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Cookbook: A North Philly Community's Labor of Love

By Tuesday C., Kate G., and Sara P. Hola, bonjour, dzien dobry, ni hao! Welcome to the Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Community Cookbook : a treasure showcasing the cultural diversity of our neighborhoods. Food is a great…

It's the Season of Giving!

November is here, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is excited to soak up the last full month of autumn with programs and events at the Free Library! Browse the  event calendar  now and find festive…

Sugar Don’t Go on Grits: An Archival Look at the Great Migration’s Effect on How We Eat

I am a Black woman living, thriving, and loving in Philadelphia. How we prepare our food has a history, and that history is often long and can be challenging to decipher. We live in a world where food often loses its place of origin.…

Free Library of Philadelphia Database Updates

We are very proud of our electronic resources, also known as databases, and want to update you on some changes. As of August 1, 2023,  POWER Library Pennsylvania's Electronic Library will no longer subscribe to some databases,…

Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month with Coquíes and Plátanos

Books are an opportunity to celebrate cultures, share traditions, and travel around the world! They are also an avenue to learn a new language, share your favorite recipes, and become familiar with new animals native to different…

Bake Some STE(A)M Skills Into Your Celebration of Pi Day

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 letter π (used to represent the ratio of a…

Buy Honey Harvested from the Free Library Apiary and Support the Culinary Literacy Center!

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 collection of honeybee hives, on the…

Making Sofrito with Juanita and Family!

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 process of making sofrito, a recipe…

Nourishing Literacy | Let's make strawberry cards with Shayna!

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 stationary? What shapes and colors can you find in…

Keep it Fresh with Fresh Herbs!

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, cooking, or preserving like they do for…

Nourishing Literacy | Strawberries Are Our Jam!

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 are a special food with some surprises…

Robert Bogle and Philadelphia’s Dynastic Black Caterers

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 historical marker that reads: “A noted…

Nourishing Literacy | Kitchen Life Skills

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 kitchen. These shares include extended…

Celebrating February's Food Days

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? Here's just a few to mark on your…

Nourishing Literacy | Fun Pun Kitchen: Cooking Up Creativity!

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 think that you could create a…

Picture Book Highlights | National Pizza Day

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 supermarket—pizza is a popular choice…

Nourishing Literacy | Planting Story Seeds with Madame Marie and Her Magic Garden

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 she was Talking About Tomatoes ! The…

Nourishing Literacy | Let's Layer: Art and Cooking!

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 recipes in the following video. These ideas…

Nourishing Literacy | Veggie Rap!

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 farro along. Phyllo ears with some grape…

Kids Can Cook! with Keisha Prosser

Kids and Teens are invited to join us for the final in our series of Kids Can Cook! classes at the Fishtown Library! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka the Mobile Cooking Teacher. This program is…

Kids Can Cook! with Keisha Prosser

Kids and Teens are invited to join us at the Fishtown Library one Monday each month at 4:00pm (7/15 & 8/12) to help prepare and enjoy a meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka the Mobile…

Kids Can Cook! with Keisha Prosser

Kids and Teens are invited to join us at the Fishtown Library one Monday each month at 4:00pm (6/10, 7/15 & 8/12) to help prepare and enjoy a meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka the…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking

Adults are invited to this FREE class for English language learners. Each week we read, write, and speak in English - and cook a meal together! The class is in the basement meeting room.  To sign-up, call, email…

Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!

Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! La clase está en la sala de reuniones del sótano. Para registrarse, llame, envíe…

Kids Can Cook! with Keisha Prosser

Kids and Teens are invited to join us at the Fishtown Library one Monday each month at 4:00pm (5/13, 6/10, 7/15 & 8/12) to help prepare and enjoy a meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking

Adults are invited to this FREE class for English language learners. Each week we read, write, and speak in English - and cook a meal together! The class is in the basement meeting room.  To sign-up, call, email…

Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!

Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! La clase está en la sala de reuniones del sótano. Para registrarse, llame, envíe…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking

Adults are invited to this FREE class for English language learners. Each week we read, write, and speak in English - and cook a meal together! The class is in the basement meeting room.  To sign-up, call, email…

Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!

Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! La clase está en la sala de reuniones del sótano. Para registrarse, llame, envíe…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking

Adults are invited to this FREE class for English language learners. Each week we read, write, and speak in English - and cook a meal together! The class is in the basement meeting room.  To sign-up, call, email…

Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!

Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! La clase está en la sala de reuniones del sótano. Para registrarse, llame, envíe…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking

Adults are invited to this FREE class for English language learners. Each week we read, write, and speak in English - and cook a meal together! The class is in the basement meeting room.  To sign-up, call, email…

Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!

Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! La clase está en la sala de reuniones del sótano. Para registrarse, llame, envíe…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking

Adults are invited to this FREE class for English language learners. Each week we read, write, and speak in English - and cook a meal together! The class is in the basement meeting room.  To sign-up, call, email…

Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!

Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! La clase está en la sala de reuniones del sótano. Para registrarse, llame, envíe…

Kids Can Cook! with Keisha Prosser

Kids and Teens are invited to join us at the Fishtown Library one Monday each month at 4:00pm (4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/15 & 8/12) to help prepare and enjoy a meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha…

Edible Alphabet: Learn English Through Cooking

Adults are invited to this FREE class for English language learners. Each week we read, write, and speak in English - and cook a meal together! For more information, call, email or visit freelibrary.org/ediblealphabet . 

Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!

los jueves  22 de febrero - 28 de marzo de 2024 Los adultos están invitados a esta clase GRATUITA de inglés. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en inglés y cocinemos juntos. Para más…

Nourish: A Spring Self-Care Workshop

Space is limited, please register in advance at  www.bit.ly/Nourish2024 .  Join Chef Shayla Felton-Dorsey for an immersive workshop to nuture your physical and mental well-being as we welcome the spring! Together, participants…

Sohla El-Waylly | Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook: A Cookbook

In conversation with Reem Kassis A chef, writer, video producer, and community advocate, Sohla El-Waylly hosts Mystery Menu for The New York Times Cooking YouTube channel and The History Channel’s Ancient Recipes with Sohla , and serves…

Simon Winchester | Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic

Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture Exuding “the comfort and charm of a beloved encyclopedia come to life” ( The New Yorker ), Simon Winchester is the bestselling author of nearly 30 nonfiction books that explore some of the world’s…

Reem Kassis | The Arabesque Table: Contemporary Recipes from the Arab World

In conversation with Deb Perelman Reem Kassis is the author of  The Palestinian Table , a guide to Middle Eastern cooking woven together through recipes, regional history, and three generations of family traditions. Praised by fellow…

Sam Sifton | See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends

The food editor at the New York Times  and the founding editor of the  Times ’s digital cookbook, NYT Cooking , Sam Sifton is one of America’s most popular culinary writers. He formerly worked as the Gray Lady’s national news editor,…