NSC will be closed on Friday, June 18, in honor of the Juneteenth holiday.

NSC Cooks Around the World

Oct 20 - Nov 24,  Tuesdays at 6pm

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 dish to enjoy yourself! 

Here is how you can participate: 

  • Register for this free series
  • The day before the event, you will receive a special link to access that week’s cooking demonstration and the ingredients you'll need.
  • Each week, you will be able to access the video with this link at 6 pm. You will be able to access the video for one week after the event if you cannot make it or want to watch it again! 
  • Take photos of your finished dish and post on Instagram and/or Facebook with #NSCCOOKSAROUNDTHEWORLD to be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card to the Reading Terminal Market.

This is a free event, but we welcome donations in any amount to support our “We’re in this Together” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to keeping immigrants and refugees fed, housed, and afloat! Best of all, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, by a generous donor—up to $100,000!

Week 1 video: Indonesian chicken satay and pecel with Irsa

Week 2 video: Nigerian ayamase stew with Abi

Week 3 video: Brazilian sugar chicken, rice and yucca with Vanilza

Week 4 video: Syrian kespa and salad with Luai

Week 5 video: Syrian hummus and baba ghanoush with Amina

Week 6 video: Mexican sopa Azteca/tortilla soup with Rodrigo

We hope you will be able to join us at the NSC virtual table! 

Love to cook?  Looking to improve your English? 

Edible Alphabet is a free English program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. In this class, students will learn vocabulary and grammar, as well as practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English while cooking a new delicious recipe every week.

Classes are currently being offered online - click here to register.