Menlo Park Library invites local foodies to learn about Peruvian cooking on July 19

by Contributed Content on July 14, 2014

On July 19, Peruvian chef Nora Landa Frazier will act as “culinary ambassador” to her home country, where summer is not summer without the traditional potato dish called cause. Adults attending this hands-on demonstration, Q&A, and tasting party will get the opportunity to create the popular food that originated in pre-Columbian times and still thrives in Peru today.

Lima, Peru native Nora Landa Frazier began her culinary teaching career as an instructor at her own alma mater, the American International School of Lima, where she implemented nutrition courses for her students, who presented their creations at campus Food Fests. Now a Bay Area resident, Frazier shares Peruvian history through her presentation of very traditional, national dishes.

The special culinary event is part of the Menlo Park Library’s Adult Summer Reading program, which runs from June  to August 9 and offers special programs and prizes to adult readers. Adults who complete the summer reading program will win a cup of coffee or tea donated by Café Zoe and a free book. They will be entered into a drawing for prizes donated by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

Separate summer reading incentive programs are being offered for children and teens.

The free cooking program is specifically for adults aged 18 and over, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. It will take place Saturday, July 19 at 11:00 am. in the library’s downstairs program room at 800 Alma Street. For event details, visit, or e-mail John Weaver, Menlo Park Library Outreach Coordinator, at


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