by Lindsay S.
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. For the time being, all Edible Alphabet classes are being run virtually in the interest of public health and safety. During weeks when virtual classes are on break, we will be sharing weekly recipes from our class curriculum and participants.
This week, I’m sharing another Edible Alphabet recipe we made in our most recent (and virtual) English course: Veggie Mac and Cheese. This recipe is popular for participants looking for a healthier spin on the U.S. American classic comfort dish, as well as with parents looking to incorporate more vegetables into their family meals. As we head back to (virtual) school and the weather cools, this dish will definitely make its way back into my monthly rotation.
Speaking of getting back to school, the Free Library has lots of resources available virtually to support learners of all ages. Our homework helpline, Tutor.com, which is free to use for anyone with a library card, is one resource I think will be especially helpful to learners this fall. Tutor.com provides free live online tutoring in English and Spanish for elementary to college students, as well as adult learners, 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tutor.com also provides support to English language learners at all ages.
If you would like to head back to school with Edible Alphabet this fall, we still have a few spots available in our classes that start in mid-September—register now!
Veggie Mac and Cheese
For more information about Edible Alphabet and the Culinary Literacy Center, visit freelibrary.org/cook or email kitchen @ freelibrary.org. Enjoy this recipe? Leave a comment and stay tuned for more Edible Alphabet recipes in the coming weeks!