Tagged Recipes

LEAP into HYPE!

Two Free Library of Philadelphia programs have teamed up to create new ways to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity! Get HYPE Philly! and the Literacy Enrichment After-School Program ( LEAP ), offer fun, positive, and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Recipe: Make Your Own Fresh Pita Bread

Recently at the Culinary Literacy Center , Bruce Schimmel, founder of the Philadelphia City Paper and community chef, taught a class on Israeli salads and their perfect pairing—pita bread! With just a few ingredients you can…

Cook This Now: Oldways Jollof Rice

This recipe is from the  A Taste of African Heritage series, a free six-lesson nutrition and cooking program presented by Oldways that we host at the Culinary Literacy Center. The series brings the savory tradition of eating a…

Black Lentil Chili with Butternut Squash and Leeks

This recipe is from Tracy McGuigan, the chef who leads our Chow Down on Wellness series. Chow Down on Wellness is a monthly program, open to the public, that was created in partnership with a wellness group from the Philadelphia VA…

Resolve to be healthy in 2016—the Free Library can help!

It's that time again: We reflect on the past year and think about what we want to do for the next year. For most of us, our resolutions have to do with health: getting fit and eating better. But do we keep our resolutions…

Recipe: Chana Masala

This recipe is from Leanne Brown’s book Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day . The book began as a project for her master’s degree in food studies at New York University to explore what eating well on a SNAP (food stamp)…