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Free Summer Meals | 免费暑假餐点 | Comidas de verano gratis

The Department of Education provides free summer meals for all New York City’s children and teens. Anyone 18 years and younger who approaches participating summer meal sites will receive breakfast and lunch—no questions asked!Read More ›

Recipes from the Reluctant Camper

Summer would not be complete without a night spent with only a thin layer of nylon separating you from the starry sky and the cool night air... am I right?Read More ›

Podcast #116: Padma Lakshmi on NYC and the Greatest Gift

An executive producer, actress, and model, Lakshmi added "memoirist" to her resume this year with the publication of Love, Loss and What We Ate.Read More ›

Read It and Eat: Literary Food Pairings

We asked our book experts to pair a book they love with a something to eat. We hope you find something delicious.Read More ›

Election Confections: Harrison Cake and Other Historical Political Treats

The presidential election of 1840 was a fascinating moment in American political—and confectionary—history. While Harrison's status as a well-known war hero almost certainly contributed to his victory, I like to believe that his popularity was further bolstered by the cake created in his honor.Read More ›

Feeling Healthy: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Our conversation about FEELING HEALTHY at Open Book Night in April tended toward books on eating well and understanding the industry and labeling around food in America.Read More ›

Women in Print: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our March Open Book Night readers recommended a wide variety of books by favorite women authors, from contemporary fiction to older favorites, even questioning the authorship of a great classic of Western literature. Read More ›

Spring Into Spring: Fresh, Clean, and Green Reading

These nonfiction picks may inspire you to get into the swing of spring. Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Join us for an Author @ the Library talk this March at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions.Read More ›

Free Job Training for Culinary Arts and Restaurant Industry

The Colors Hospitality and Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute, a program of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), a non-profit organization, offers a free 6-week Culinary Arts and Front of the House Restaurant skills training program to New York City residents.Read More ›

A Super Bowl of Snacks: Books for Making Football Food

Some people are there for the game, some people for the commercials, but the rest of us are really just there for the food. Read More ›

Around the World in 80 Cookbooks

If you are bored with cooking the same dishes or wish to challenge yourself, draw inspiration form this list of cookbooks arranged by country. Read More ›

Happy National Popcorn Day!

January 19 is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate with these recipes ranging from the basic to the advanced. Read More ›

Download Your Next Nonfiction Read: Author @ the Library in "E"

Are you looking for a good nonfiction read to download? Every month the Mid-Manhattan Library presents a series of Author @ the Library lectures featuring recent nonfiction books on a wide range of subjects, and many of these titles are available to borrow as e-books. Read More ›

Let's Toast

The holiday festivities have us wondering... what is a toast? How do you toast someone?Read More ›

Delicious Reads from December's Open Book Night

With the holidays at our doorstep, there’s one thing that’s sure to be on everyone’s mind: food! So naturally, this December we here at Mid-Manhattan decided to dedicate our monthly Open Book Night to a discussion of favorite food or cooking related books.Read More ›

Bake Like New York's Best Bakeries!

If you've ever thought about trying to replicate your favorite sweet or savory treats, check out the cookbooks from these famous NYC bakeries.Read More ›

15 Smoothie Recipe Books

Who doesn't love a refreshing smoothie? Here are some titles with smoothie recipe recommendations.Read More ›

Chocolate Lovers, Rejoice: National Brownie Day Is Here

If you were looking for an excuse to eat copious amounts of chocolate today, it’s National Brownie Day! Find books at the library that will satisfy any brownie lover.Read More ›

Check Out These Spuds! Eight 'Potatoes' for Hanukkah

What would Hanukkah be without potato pancakes? Read More ›
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