Tagged culinary literacy

Pi(e) Day

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 Riccardi, a baker who runs Magpie , South…

Powered-Up Pizza!

Ordering Pizza? Our Get HYPE Philly! teens recently built environment-friendly pizza ovens to reheat leftover pizza. All you have to do to make your own is hang on to your delivery box! They also learned how to cook a…

A Neat Sweet for a Holiday Treat—Getting Ready for Purim!

by Jamie Bowers , Culinary Literacy Center and Julie Berger , Free Library Foundation Purim Is Coming! The Jewish holiday of Purim , celebrating the triumph of the Jewish people over an evil ruler, begins Saturday night. It is…

#OneBookWednesday: One Book…Wow, Burger

You don’t understand how much I love burgers. I  love  them. Give me a big fat burger on a bun with a couple slices of tomato, pickles, and cheese, and you’ll see the happiest Kalela ever. So of course, when the…

Just Food Training with the Culinary Literacy Center

Do you love food and want to engage in participatory learning through cooking? Do you wish your community had more opportunities to share knowledge of food and cooking? Do you want your neighborhood to have cooking classes that build…

What's the HYPE?

Get HYPE Philly is a city-wide initiative for youth development, funded by GSK and brought to youth by several organizations including The Food Trust and the Free Library of Philadelphia. At Parkway Central Library and the North…

10 New Year's Resolutions the Free Library Can Help You Keep!

'Tis the season for goal-setting! You might be feeling merry and motivated right now, but as the year gallops along, don't let your resolve wane. Lean on the Free Library to keep your resolutions! Our mission, of course is to…

Holiday Cookies

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. Holiday Cookies Baking Notes Many cookie…

For the Love of Avocado!

Get HYPE Philly! team and teen participants alike learn new things all the time about the benefits of different foods and how to prepare them. At a recent HYPE program with culinary educator Lauren Nixon , participants learned about the…

Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not sure what we're talking about? Here…

Learning to Cook with Confidence

Cooking with Confidence is a beginner cooking class for adults with developmental disabilities offered by the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center . The class is designed with two goals in mind: to help students learn basic…

Cook This Now: Garlic—The Plant That Keeps On Giving

by Peggy Paul Casella of Fair Food Garlic: The Plant That Keeps on Giving When you think of garlic, you probably imagine compact bulbs wrapped in papery white husks. These are the fully matured vegetables of the garlic plant,…

What Will Your Child Cook This Summer?

Does your child love food and want to learn more about how to cook? Do you ever wish you had a helping hand in the kitchen? Ever wonder how to turn your child on to healthy eating habits? The deadline has been extended for ‪…

Cook This Now: Sidewalk Sundae Strawberry Surprise

By Peggy Paul Casella for Fair Food 10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Strawberries Fraga , the Latin word for strawberry, was derived from the word  fragrans , which means "sweet smelling." (…

Cook This Now: A Day of Cheesemaking with Valley Milkhouse

By Alex Jones, Fair Food’s Value Chain Coordinator Fair Food is based in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, but we work to build markets for food producers all over central and eastern Pennsylvania and south and central New…

Recipe: Ramp Pesto

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 hibernation beneath the forest…

Recipe: DIY Veggie Burgers

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 can be fun and easy to make. These…

#GetNerdyPHL with the Philadelphia Science Festival This April!

The Free Library is excited to host several science-based children’s programs in 16 of its neighborhood libraries—as well as a number of kitchen-science programs at the Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central…

Recipe: Korean-Style Spinach on Toast

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 master’s degree in food studies at New…

Cook This Now: Oh, Hello Asparagus!

By Lisa Kelly of The Food Trust Over the next several weeks, asparagus will be one of the main attractions at Philadelphia markets!  The supermodel of early springtime produce, long and lanky asparagus can be prepared in countless…