Pasta and vegetables

Food Festival

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Everyone loves food! It keeps us going. It sustains us. It can be insanely tasty and fun too. Many people are exploring their creativity through food during this quarantine. Check out some amazing resources that can bring food fun to a whole new level.

FarmFood 360

Access FarmFood 360 to get details on how the crops that become our food is made. You can explore virtual tours of various types of farms, like those that grow grain, oats, or apples. There are also videos on how those raw crops are processed, such as in an egg processing facility or in a milk processing factory. Knowing where your food comes from will help you appreciate each bite even more!
 

Christina Tosi #BakingClub

Celebrity chef and founder of Milk Bar Christina Tosi has decided to donate her time to her Instagram followers in the form of free baking lessons for kids. The recipes are simple and made specifically for kids to get their hands a little dirty (in the food way – not the germ way!).
 

Foodschool @home

Cooking power couple Sean and Jessica Mickey have long supported young chefs with their Foodschool in Los Angeles. Once the quarantine stopped in-person school and caused many parents to become desperate for activities, the couple created Foodschool @home. The course is free and broadcast via Zoom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 2 pm. The online classes are for all ages so even parents can participate!
 

Food Literacy Center

This nonprofit organization seeks to get more kids eating vegetables. Many of its endeavours focus on teaching low-income families about cooking, gardening, and nutrition. With the worldwide shutdown, Food Literacy Center released a free online curriculum that features healthy recipes, accompanying lessons, and cooking skill videos.
 

RHPL Food Fun

Don't forget to tune into our Facebook page today for even more food-related fun. Katie will be giving a live storytime with food stories and songs.
 

Food eBooks

There are tons of ebooks available on Overdrive through the RHPL catalogue that will allow you to embrace the food fun. Some of our favourites include Food Network Magazine: The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook, Baking with Kids, and National Geographic Kids Cookbook.​
 
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