For Families

Family Workshops

For families with children ages 6-12 (or 8-17 for some workshops).

Upcoming Family Workshops

COSI Food Science Workshop I: Create Your Own Flavor Infusions

Learn how to add BIG flavor to foods with oils and vinegars, and without adding big calories. Learn how infusing oils and vinegars with flavor from herbs works because of some fascinating chemistry and how vinegars may help your body digest certain nutrients. Leave with your own culinary creation and recipes you can try at home! The workshop will begin with a demonstration of the chemistry of oils and vinegars and a discussion of their uses. Participants will then be able to practice making a simple vinaigrette as well as make their own oil and vinegar infusion. COSI experts will be on hand to answer questions and assist you in making your infusion. In addition to a vial each of infused oil and vinegar, each participant will leave with some COSI-tested recipes to show off their handiwork. Afterwards, stop over by COSI's Atomic Cafe for special menu items featuring infused oils and vinegars.

COSI Food Science Workshop II: Create Your Own Spice Blends

During this COSI workshop, explore the world of herbs and spices and learn how to add flavor to food without adding calories. Along the way you will learn about chemistry, physiology, and botany. You will have the opportunity to taste a wide variety of fresh, dried, and ground spices and herbs and make your own custom blend to take home. The workshop will begin with an herb and spice tasting followed by a discussion of some famous spice blends from around the world. The workshop will conclude with everyone having the opportunity to choose from a huge variety of ingredients to make their own blend. COSI experts will be on hand to answer questions assist you in creating your best blend. In addition to their own DIY mix, participants will also leave with an "herbs and spices cheat sheet" with information about over 30 of the most commonly encountered herbs and spices, as well as COSI-tested recipes to show off their handiwork. Afterwards, stop by COSI's Atomic Cafe for special menu items featuring the spice blends featured in the workshop.

  • Program Date:
  • ‚Ä®Saturday, November 8, 2014 (1:30pm-2:00pm)