Salsa Throwdown at San Antonio Public Library
Picking up the culinary gauntlet thrown down by San Antonio (Tex.) Public Library, 20 area teens formed several salsa-making teams at SAPL’s Central Library August 8 at the “Pica! Teen Salsa Throwdown” and left it to the judges to decide which team of 13–18 year-olds had created the zestiest dish. Ingredients were donated by the San Antonio Food Bank and prizes and giveaways came from Mission Restaurant Supply. Designed to teach healthy eating habits and combat child obesity, the event is part of an ongoing effort by SAPL in conjunction with the food bank and earned the partners a 2012 Top Innovator Award from the Urban Libraries Council in June.