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Chickpea Stew with Greens and Yogurt Flatbread Recipe

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Spiced Chickpea Stew Serves 4   Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced (or garlic scapes, sliced) 1 onion, diced 2-3 carrots, diced 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, finely…

Summer with The Sylvia Center

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Summer is in full bloom, and while our program sites remain closed, The Sylvia Center is continuing to evolve our digital learning platform with more opportunities for live cook-along classes…

Congratulations to 2020’s Teen Culinary Apprenticeship Graduates

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Congratulations to Teen Culinary Apprenticeship of 2020! We are extremely proud of all your hard work. Thank you Phil for the inspiring message and for supporting young people and their…