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Recipes
Tasty treats to make in your kitchen.
  Activities
Experiment with your senses and the spices in your home.


mock apple pie
Mock Apple Pie
A clever combination of flavors can make us taste things that aren't there.


Infused Oils
A little cumin, rosemary, or other spices will take olive oil beyond the ordinary.


  bay leavesSpice Mixtures
Around the world, spice blends are the signatures of regional cuisine.

 


salt sculptureMake a Salt Sculpture
Grow your own stalagmites in luscious colors.

 

The Color of Flavor
Sometimes what you taste has more to do with your eyes than your tongue: a "Science Snack" from the Exploratorium Teacher Institute.

Quinine Cover-Up
Show yourself how a pinch of salt can take the bit
ter taste away.

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