May 26, 2022

California: San Francisco Public Library Launches “Biblio Bistro” a Movable Kitchen Providing Food Education

From the SF Chronicle/SFGate:

Seven years ago, a tiny garden of mixed greens and vegetables was planted in the children’s area at the Mission Branch Library. But the kids were befuddled about what to do with the produce.

2016-01-24_11-20-39That’s when program manager Lia Hillman realized there was a disconnect between healthy food and the ability to cook it, especially for youngsters and families using hot plates in single room occupancy units. So the former chef bought a Charlie Cart — a mobile kitchen equipped with burners, an oven and utensils — and set out to teach library patrons how to saute, sear and score.


The San Francisco Public Library’s movable kitchen premiered this month and will be at the Heart of the City Farmers Market near the Civic Center every third Wednesday of the month. The Biblio Bistro will be used to teach the market’s customers how to cook the food available there.

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