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Culinary Literacy Center Receives Donations after TV Network Pulls Plug on Show

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Keystone Pictures Founder & CEO Darryl Rode brought the Culinary Literacy Center, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, boxes of cooking utensils and supplies repurposed from a TV show that ended.

Dozens of nearly new stainless steel mixing bowls, aprons, measuring cups, whisks, were being kept in a storage locker waiting for its reality TV food show to restart. The network pulled the plug on the show, and the props and supporting appliances and supplies had to go.

"We are so happy to see our industry repurpose these items to a local kitchen that teaches the culinary arts to its neighbors," said Darryl. He added, "So often these wonderful items go in the trash, along with far too many other valuable props, supplies and equipment without much effort given to finding them new homes. When these items became available, we jumped on it, knowing we have a couple of kitchens in mind who are truly a great fit. The Culinary Literacy Center hosts over 30 events across the city monthly as they teach healthy cooking, while building community and promoting civic dialogue."

On hand today for the shipment was the Free Library's own Andrea Lemoins, Instruction Librarian.

Currently Keystone Pictures is also putting together a short form program on "Food for TV" that will be live demos on plating, lighting and photography of food for the television.

Keystone Pictures is a Conshohocken based video production, live events and AV installation company started in 2002. Its community missions have included Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia Women in Film & Television, Pandemic Relief Feed the Gig Workers, Cradles for Crayons.


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