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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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Serve Up This Apple Cranberry Jam at Your…
11.20.2019

Marisa McClellan is a food writer, canning teacher, and dedicated farmers' market shopper who lives in Center City Philadelphia. She is the author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches…
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The Pumpkin on the Plate
10.30.2019

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…
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