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    For Your Thanksgiving Table

    Chef Joycelyn Bryant, a frequent OCLS presenter, shares her recipes for two Thanksgiving favorites. You can join Chef Jocelyn for a live online cooking demonstration on Saturday, November 14, 4 p.m. where she will demonstrate how to make soups that will warm you, fill you up and nourish your body.   SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS: 3–4 large sweet…

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  • Q&A with Chef Yamira

    Q&A with Chef Yamira

    Yamira Lee Johnson is the head chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira and a certified holistic life coach. Through a long standing partnership with Orange County Library System she has hosted several Cuisine Corner events. This month, join Chef Yamira in her own kitchen via Instagram Live for a unique cooking experience. Books…

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  • Kitchen Scrap Garden

    Kitchen Scrap Garden

    “I just left some groceries on your doorstep. Go ahead and bring it inside,” I texted my brother.  Our community was and still is in the trenches of battling the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing is requiring parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances and strangers to stay at least six feet away from each other. All Orange County…

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  • Cuisine Corner: Dalgona Coffee aka Frothy Coffee

    Cuisine Corner: Dalgona Coffee aka Frothy Coffee

    You can recreate the latest coffee trend, Dalgona Coffee or Frothy Coffee, at home in a few easy steps. All you need is instant coffee, sugar, water, your milk preference, a mixer (or a whisk/fork if you are looking for an arm workout) and a glass. Popular in South Korea, Dalgona Coffee gets its name from…

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  • From the Director,January 2020

    From the Director, January 2020

    The New Year is here, and our staff is ready to hit the ground running! We have an exciting month ahead for you in January, starting with the reopening of our Southeast Branch, which has been closed for a refresh since December 1. When the branch reopens on January 7, expect a fresh new look,…

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    How to Host a Frugal Feast

    We find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, meaning it is time to host a plethora of dietary restrictions, picky guests and high expectations. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus, National Cookie Day, New Year’s, or just having the family over. It is hard to compare yourself with social media being…

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    Five Questions With Three Foodies

    On January 12 at Orlando Public Library, WUCF will host a sneak peek of the premiere episode of the second season of Marcus Samuelsson NO PASSPORT REQUIRED. The event will include a food tasting showcasing the rich diversity of Central Florida’s food scene. Three local food scene notables will be featured in an informal chat about our area’s vibrant immigrant…

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  • Q&A with Rob Greenfield

    Q&A with Rob Greenfield

    Rob Greenfield is self-described as an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and a dude making a difference. He just completed Food Freedom, a year-long project to grow and forage all of his food. That’s an entire year with no grocery stores, restaurants or even a nibble from a friend’s pantry. Rob did this without land of…

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Juneteenth Closure

Orange County Library System will be closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The library system will resume normal business hours on Thursday, June 20. View a complete list of holiday closures >