Taste Science

Why do you purse your lips when you taste something sour? How do you extract DNA from a strawberry and what do you use it for? Join us in the Demonstration Kitchen as we uncover the science of taste!

Breads and Grains

Breads and grains are a global food; almost all cultures across the globe use them for a variety of purposes. Learn about the variations of breads and grains around the world and the differences between gluten, leavened bread, and unleavened bread.

Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices come from a variety of sources and are used to season, color or preserve foods. Join us in the Demonstration Kitchen to find out the difference between an herb and a spice. Discover the flavor profiles of various seasonings and how they are used globally throughout history and today.


Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland", but why? Learn the historical, cultural and scientific reasons behind the use of dairy in our state.