Tagged Cook This Now

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Black Bean Empanadas

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Spicy Panzanella Salad

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Chana Masala

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Arroz con Leche

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Join the Free Library for Online Storytimes and Virtual Activities!

**Upated to reflect new virtual programs on March 26 at 3:23 p.m.** While we’re sad that our buildings are closed for now , our Free Library librarians and staff members are taking some of your favorite programs online…

Drinks to Celebrate Mardi Gras!

Every year, Mardi Gras brings together revelers in New Orleans and beyond to carry on the traditions of celebration that began in medieval times. Whether you take to the streets to join a parade or get fancy for a masquerade ball,…

The Pumpkin on the Plate

Squash is one of those wonderful, hearty foods that last throughout the colder seasons, and comes in many intriguing shapes and sizes. It serves as a point of literary intrigue, a cultural cornerstone, and a hot topic for cookbooks.…

Cook Up a Sweet Recipe with the Free Library This Fall!

Somehow, November is just days away and we can't help but start to think about Thanksgiving. Here at the Free Library, we’re thankful for YOU! It’s true! No matter how you use the library or how you support it , you make…

A Look at Some Famous "Veggies" in Honor of the Great American MeatOut

March 20 is the Great American Meatout – an annual challenge to pass up meat for just one day  and give the vegetarian (or vegan) life a try. What you choose to eat is a very personal choice, but if you’ve been…

Summer Cookbooks: Diversity, Seasonality, and Personality

As summer is approaching and the season of dinner parties and cookouts are among us, it is imperative that one must stack up on cookbooks. There are numerous new cookbooks out on shelves, but this list is a compilation of the five…

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,…

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: 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…

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…

Cook This Now: All in with Alliums

By Lisa Kelly of The Food Trust After a long winter, we all look forward to the first signs of spring at local markets. Here in Philadelphia, this is the time of year when spring favorites begin to sprout up at farm stands. Some of the…

Cook This Now: Early Spring Greens

As we emerge into the longer days of early spring, we’re all about spending time outdoors, getting fresh air, and hitting up farmers’ markets for delicious, local produce! Grab some of these great greens on your next…

Cook This Now: A Fail-Safe Template for Blended Soups

By Peggy Paul Casella for Fair Food On damp, cold days, when spring seems so far out of reach, a bowl of brightly colored, silky-smooth vegetable soup can work wonders. It’s also great on those nights when you have no idea…

Cook This Now: Winter Roots Roundup

By Peggy Paul Casella for Fair Food In winter we all crave meals that stick to our ribs, but that doesn’t mean they have to stick to our waistlines, too. Here are four in-season, nutrient-rich vegetables that will help you start…