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Every bite of food we eat has a story. Here’s ours:

Opened in June 2014, the Culinary Literacy Center is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. It aims to advance literacy in Philadelphia in a unique and innovative way—with a fork and spoon.
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EDIBLE ALPHABET
Learning English and
connecting to culture
through cooking


CULINARY LITERACY TOOLKIT
A guide to advancing literacy through cooking at your library
NOURISHING LITERACY
Connecting classes to literacy and food


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With over 350 classes a year, we have something for everyone. We teach teens how to preserve and children how to use a chef’s knife. We host cookbook authors and food truck owners. We teach butchering and food photography. We have an annual conference for SNAP recipients and providers of meals and services to low income Philadelphians.

If you want to learn more about the intersection of food and literacy, there’s a place for you at our table.

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Create Your Own Candy Buttons!
10.26.2021

Teens recently joined the Field Teen Center and Nourishing Literacy teams for a SWEET Make and Take project! Candy buttons are small dots of colorful sugar candy attached to a strip of paper.…
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We Are Green Machines!
10.04.2021

What shapes, sizes, and colors are the leafy greens that you enjoy eating, or would like to try? The following recipe uses the leaves and the stems of the vegetable. Try eating these greens over…
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