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Led by food educator, writer, and eater, Paul O. Mims. "A Taste of African Heritage is a way of eating based on the healthy food traditions of people with African roots. This healthy way of eating is powerfully nutritious and delicious, and naturally meets the guidelines experts recommend for supporting good health." - OldwaysPresented by Healthy Communities, a partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, increases the Free Library’s capacity to offer free, accessible cooking, physical activity, gardening and mindfulness programming at neighborhood libraries throughout Philadelphia.

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  • October 20, 2020 5:30 PM - November 26, 2020 12:00 AM Ended
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Every bite of food we eat tells a story. Hereu2019s ours:rnThe Free Library is advancing literacy in Philadelphia in a unique and innovative wayu2014with 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.rnOpened 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.rnPull up a seat at our table and see whatu2019s cooking at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

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