Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center

Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center

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Teach kids where their food comes from! Check out this agriculture literacy children’s picture book, The Perfect Barn, written by Sunshine Shanks a Missouri farmer and teacher. It teaches kids about the function of barns, livestock production, and more. Available on Amazon. #farmtotable #agliteracy
Let’s Read Math orientation and minigrants Combine READING and MATH. Read good children’s books and do fun math activities. – at SCHOOL – in AFTER SCHOOL centers – in SUMMER programs – in LIBRARIES – at FAMILY NIGHTS – at HOME, with parents and kids Explore the possibilities. Find out what you can do. Join us for an orientation session At The Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street, Room 405 Thursday, March 29, 2-4pm Friday, April, 6, 9:30-11:30 OR Thursday, April 26, 9:30-11:30 If you like what you hear, you can apply for a mini grant to get • FREE Let’s Read Math Funbooks • FREE professional development to get you started There is no additional cost unless you opt to purchase children’s books.Go to the home page of http://www.letsreadmath.com to register for the orientation, for more information, and to get a grant application.
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On Aug 10 from 6:30-9 PM, The Wild Foodies of Philly is hosting our 3RD Annual Forest-To-Plate Dinner at The Cope House at Awbury Arboretum. This wonderful event is made possible by Jeffery A. Miller, one of Philadelphia's most outstanding chefs and top caterers. These dinners have been magical, uniting fantastic food with a warm and historic atmosphere. We start with a wild edibles tour, then appetizers, followed by an always phenomenal dinner. Much of the meal is foraged on site. Please register at > http://awbury.org/events/foresttoplate17/ ($75) If you are vegan or have any dietary restrictions, the registration form has a window for that option. Hope to see you on Aug 10 for this dynamic dinner featuring “real” food foraged from nature! Lynn Landes, Founder www.WildFoodies.org https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Foodies-of-Philly/ [email protected] 215-629-3553
Illuminating Intro to Sake event last night with Jamie Graves at the Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center! I think for several of us in the audience a new door in wine exploration has been opened...

The Culinary Literacy Center advances literacy through food and cooking around a communal table. Every bite of food we eat tells a story. Here’s ours: The Free Library is advancing literacy in Philadelphia in a unique and innovative way—with a fork and a spoon.

Cooking and eating are educational acts and provide opportunities to learn math, science, languages, history and so much more. Using cooking as the vehicle for learning, the Culinary Literacy Center advances literacy through food and cooking around a communal table. Opened in 2014, the Culinary Literacy Center is the first space of its kind in a public library and serves as a model for libraries worldwide. The Culinary Literacy Center is based in our kitchen classroom at Parkway Central, but we offer programming at nearly all of our neighborhood libraries. Culinary Literacy Center programs teach healthy cooking, build community, and promote civic dialogue. Every month, we host over 30 programs throughout the city. Register for an event and you might see: • Your favorite cookbook authors or local chefs demonstrating how to make a signature dish. • An immigrant-led cooking class, showcasing the diversity of tastes and cultures in Philadelphia. • A class of third graders experimenting with new foods and cooking a meal from scratch. • English-language learners practicing new words while making a new dish—and new friends. • A registered dietician showing how to build a healthy lifestyle, starting in the kitchen. Pull up a seat at our table and see what’s cooking at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

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If you missed our program with Philabundance, don't fret! You can tune in on our Videos page and download the recipes below.

Stocking Up: Mixing Fresh, Canned & Frozen Foods

While fresh produce may be best, what you buy from the store often sits in storage or on shelves for long periods of time which can cause a loss of nutrients. Plus, no one likes to see wilted fruits and veggies in the crisper drawer! Luckily, frozen and canned produce are also high in nutrients and have incredibly long shelf lives. As you prepare to stock up for the winter, we’ll show you that fruits and veggies are great in all of their forms. Join us for this workshop as we will discuss the difference between fresh, frozen and canned and demonstrate delicious recipes that mix up all three!

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Love all things gingerbread? Check out our new blog post. It's a delicious read!

Join the Culinary Literacy Center and Philabundance on Facebook Live at 2 p.m. tomorrow as we talk about the health benefits of fresh, frozen, and canned foods! We will also be demonstrating two brand new recipes, perfect for the holiday season. Check out our Events calendar for more info!

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Is American Dietetics a White-Bread World? These Dietitians Think So

The move to push dietetics beyond a "chicken and broccoli" meal plan and embrace non-Western foods is essential to promoting health and wellness to all communities. Check out this article which highlights grassroots movements across the country to ensure that nutrition awareness becomes more welcoming and accessible.

Reached your NY Times article limit? Visit freelibrary.org for free access!

nytimes.com A new generation of practitioners says the profession pays inadequate attention to different kinds of diets, body types and lives.

Stocking Up: Mixing Fresh, Canned & Frozen Foods

While fresh produce may be best, what you buy from the store often sits in storage or on shelves for long periods of time which can cause a loss of nutrients. Plus, no one likes to see wilted fruits and veggies in the crisper drawer! Luckily, frozen and canned produce are also high in nutrients and have incredibly long shelf lives. As you prepare to stock up for the winter, we’ll show you that fruits and veggies are great in all of their forms. Join us for this workshop as we will discuss the difference between fresh, frozen and canned and demonstrate delicious recipes that mix up all three!

In partnership with Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center

Check out this great, free event from Interfaith Philadelphia in support of the South Philly Cookbook!

We're so excited for the South Philadelphia Community Cookbook Launch Party! Don't forget to join us on December 14th at 6pm for a fun evening of recipes, stories, and time together as the days grow shorter. Learn more and register here: https://www.interfaithphiladelphia.org/cookbook

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The Royal Family's Christmas Pudding Recipe Is Here

If you've recently finished watching Netflix's "The Crown" and are craving more Royal Family content, click below to learn how chefs in the Royal kitchen prepare a traditional Christmas pudding!

food52.com With raisins, currants, sultanas, and not one, not two, but three types of alcohol.

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Eating Apples Makes Sense!

What senses do you use to enjoy apples? The Nourishing Literacy team is so happy to share our newest video with you! Thank you to our special guest, Music Department, Free Library of Philadelphia, Perry! For a recipe and a glossary that accompany this video, check out the “Eating Apples Makes Sense!” tab on our Linktree page! https://linktr.ee/freelibrarycook

youtube.com Nourishing Literacy provides food, literacy, wellness, and life skills programming to youth of all ages and intergenerational groups. Our series of learning ...

Thank you to Hallee Adelman and Way Past Books for supplying Worry Whip Kits to families who pre-register for one!

In honor of Hallee Adelman’s book “Way Past Worried,” youth and families are invited to participate in the Worry Whip cooking activity. Please check out this link about how to register for a kit, for either a Thursday, 12/10 or Friday, 12/11 pick-up slot.

Additionally, Nourishing Literacy & Parkway Central Children's Department, Free Library of Philadelphia have a related, free Books & Cooks program coming up on Tuesday, 12/15 called Peaceful Clouds.

https://bit.ly/2JBwzVV

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Recipes | First Nations Development Institute

Native American Heritage Day is a great time to explore the food traditions of Indigenous Peoples! The First Nations Development Institute invites you to their tables with free online cookbooks and recipes from Native people.

firstnations.org Bring a Bit of Native America to Your Table! First Nations Development Institute – with the help of some of our great grantees – is offering cookbooks and recipes from Native American tribes and organizations. Preparing some of these dishes is a great way to bring a delicious taste of Nativ...

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Hear Betty Crocker's "Cooking for the Blind" series from the 1950's, and prepare a Thanksgiving Dinner with canned food. | Boing Boing

After Betty Crocker published the "Good and Easy Cookbook" in 1954, it was recorded in full on vinyl so that the recipes could be shared with people who have visual impairments. To quote the article this is an "awesome piece of accessibility history," and it combines the wild, nouveau foods of the '50s with an oral history of the use of the audio cookbook.

boingboing.net Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic sounds Hi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This …

The library's buildings are temporarily closed this week, but we are open 24/7 online! Check out our virtual cookbook collection if you're looking for some last minute ideas for this year's unconventional holiday. Stay safe, and maybe use this Thanksgiving as a chance to switch up your usual holiday meal! #virtuallearning #ecookbooks #saferathome

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Missed our live stream with Philabundance? No worries! You can watch it anytime under our "Videos" page. Plus, you can access the delicious recipes from Char Nolan below.

Brighten Up Your Thanksgiving Table

Learn how to harness the colors of the rainbow to create delicious, healthy side dishes for the coming holiday. Using seasonal ingredients and common pantry items, we will brighten up your Thanksgiving table and talk about how color and nutrition intersect when it comes to food.

Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center

Join us tomorrow at 2 p.m. for a free, live cooking class! We will be sharing healthy, delicious recipes perfect for Thanksgiving.

Learn how to harness the colors of the rainbow to create delicious, healthy side dishes for the coming holiday. Using seasonal ingredients and common pantry items, we will brighten up your Thanksgiving table and talk about how color and nutrition intersect when it comes to food.

This Saturday, join Nourishing Literacy for food, literacy, and movement activities that involve the whole family! This is a free virtual event, with preregistration through Eventbrite. Eventbrite and event information is found in the “Events” section of our page.

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Inside the World's Only Sourdough Library

Anyone ready to bring back Spring's #sourdough baking trend? With the cooler weather and new Covid-19 safety restrictions, homemade bread sounds pretty good right about now...

atlasobscura.com The collection holds 105 starters and counting.

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Cooking With Rebel: Kev and Zykir Cook Spaghetti

Here is one of Rebel Ventures' recent cooking videos - some ideas for spaghetti with lean protein and veggies. Our friends are making some awesome videos! Please check them out Rebel Ventures and stay tuned for more info on a recent collaborative project between Rebel Ventures and Nourishing Literacy!

youtube.com Learn more & be engaged with Rebel Ventures here: Website: www.rvcrew.com Facebook - www.facebook.com/RebelVentures Instagram - www.instagram.com/rebel_ventu...

If craving noodles on this rainy day, check out our recent blog post, “Noodles Across Tables!” Nourishing Literacy team member Carolyn shares ideas, a recipe, an activity, and library resources for the whole family.

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Indians Love Cadbury Chocolate. These Rivals Would Love to Woo Them Away.

Diwali is tomorrow, so we recommend reading this wonderful article by Priya Krishna on the popularity of Diwali chocolates and the rise of home grown chocolatiers.

Don't forget, you can get free access to the New York Times with your library card! Visit freelibrary.org, click on databases, and you'll receive your NYTimes Anywhere code.

nytimes.com In India and its diaspora, a new array of small companies are using Diwali and its tradition of giving sweets to popularize a different kind of bar.

Brighten Up Your Thanksgiving Table

Learn how to harness the colors of the rainbow to create delicious, healthy side dishes for the coming holiday. Using seasonal ingredients and common pantry items, we will brighten up your Thanksgiving table and talk about how color and nutrition intersect when it comes to food.

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Are you looking for a healthy snack and way to fuel your body as the fall and winter days get shorter? Try some trail mix (and trail hikes!):

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"What is Pork Sandwich?" - Jeopardy Contestant Marvelously Flubs Philly Food Question - Crossing Broad

Hey, youse guys! Have a good Friday, and maybe a chipped pork roast pork roll pork sandwich.

crossingbroad.com Nailed it! Watch this Jeopardy contestant absolutely butcher an answer to a question about John’s Roast Pork: Behold, the greatest Jeopardy answer of all time: pic.twitter.com/wbstlY5Www — Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) November 6, 2020 Sorry, that’s my daughter making noise in the background....

If you are looking for a little sparkle to add to your day, perhaps you want to try making some a Fruit Juice Fizzy shared by the Nourishing Literacy team! The simple syrup can be left out, or a little more can be added, depending on your taste buds and the kind of fruit juice you choose. You can also try a little honey as a replacement instead of simple syrup if you like. If you use lemon juice as your fruit juice, try adding a bit more simple syrup or honey to balance out the tartness. What fruit juice do you want to make sparkle?

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Do you love apple season? Then you will be blown away by these gorgeous (and bizarre) apples from around the world!

One of the specimens called "Bean" has been described by the USDA as small, acidic, and “worthless.”

Happy Halloween! We just made this adorable Graveyard Pudding with the fabulous @chefmoni ! Want to learn how to make your own Whipped Cream Ghosts? Get the recipe link at linktr.ee/freelibrarycook! #spookyseason #deliciousghosts #halloween🎃👻

Get Healthy Philly

TOMORROW - Free boxes of meat, dairy & produce!

SATURDAY, October 24th at Holy Innocents Church
1337 E. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19124

10 AM - Noon

All families are welcome, no ID required - please share broadly! Our 5 day student meal kits will also be available for students who are not receiving school meals.

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Growing & Learning with Corn!

How do you like to eat corn? The Nourishing Literacy team is so happy to share our newest video with you! For an activity sheet, a recipe, and a list of key terms that accompany this video, check out the “Growing & Learning with Corn!” tab on our linktree page: https://linktr.ee/freelibrarycook

youtube.com Nourishing Literacy provides food, literacy, wellness, and life skills programming to youth of all ages and intergenerational groups. Our series of learning ...

Thank you Bustleton Branch-Free Library of Philadelphia for including us in today’s Fall Family Day! It was great to be with you and the families who joined us today! Families participated in art, movement, and a cooking demo! We explored some of the ingredients that can be added to applesauce (safely, without tasting!) and every family got a takeaway applesauce kit to take with them! Thank you again Neejla & Bustleton friends!

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NSC Cooks Around the World

This fall, the Culinary Literacy Center partnered with Nationalities Service Center to offer an interactive virtual cooking demonstration series with weekly chefs from around the world—Indonesia, Nigeria, Syria, Brazil, and Mexico! Each week, a different chef will share their culinary talents and traditional dishes through cooking demonstrations. Follow along and prepare the dish to enjoy yourself!

The first cooking lesson (for Indonesian Chicken Satay and Pecel with Irsa) will be released tomorrow, October 20th. Click the link below for more information (and to register for the series).

https://nscphila.org/events/nsc-cooks-around-world

nscphila.org Join us for an interactive virtual cooking demonstration series with weekly chefs from around the world—Indonesia, Nigeria, Syria, Brazil, and Mexico! Each week, a different chef will share their culinary talents and traditional dishes through cooking demonstrations. Follow along and prepare the d...

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Events: Outdoor Fall Family Event

Nourishing Literacy is looking forward to joining our friends at Bustleton Branch-Free Library of Philadelphia for outdoor activities on Friday, October 23rd from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM! We will have cooking ideas to share that we will be demo'ing. There will also be mini recipe kits to take with! Hope to see you, if a fit with your schedule that day!

libwww.freelibrary.org Families are welcome to a fun outdoor event! There will be several mini stations featuring a snack grab-and-go kit, crafts and much more! All visitors must wear a mask and stay 6 ft apart. The event will run from 11:00 to 12:30. Schedule is weather permitting and subject to change. Please register h...

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Stocking Up: Mixing Fresh, Canned & Frozen Foods
Brighten Up Your Thanksgiving Table
Family Food & Wellness: Indoor Recess!
Family Food & Wellness: Rainbow Taco Salad!
Family Food & Wellness: TV/Screen Time Workout!
Family Food & Wellness - Cooking!
Family Food & Wellness: Interactive Storytime!
Family Food & Wellness: Cooking!
Family Food & Wellness: Cooking
Family Food & Wellness: Early Literacy Playtime!
Family Food and Wellness: Cooking!

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