ALA Master Series

Every Bite of Food We Eat: The Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center

Saturday, February 10: 12:00pm - 1:00pm


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Join Liz Fitzgerald, Administrator of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center (, to learn how their library is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. The Culinary Literacy Center is a dynamic education space where students learn math through measuring, reading through recipes, and science through the process of cooking.  

Attendees explore multiple literacies in the kitchen classroom, including nutrition for disease prevention and consumer skills that help people on a budget access the health benefits of cooking from scratch. At cooking demonstrations from top chefs and cooking classes with new immigrants, Philadelphians from all walks of life meet each other around a communal table.

In a city that loves food and the people who make it, the Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to be the first library in the country to have a dedicated kitchen classroom space.