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Milwaukee Public Museum will whet your appetite with the Global Kitchen

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New exhibit focusing on food, nature and culture opens March 3

A new traveling exhibit will be coming to the Milwaukee Public Museum beginning March 3.  The exhibit is called Global Kitchen: Food, Nature Culture. More people are becoming more interested in where their food comes from thanks to various show like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, Netflix’s series Cooked and more.  This new exhibit will give visitors a unique hands-on experience to explore the complex food system from farm to plate.

The exhibit is divided into several sections: growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating. Visitors will learn how tastes works in the working kitchen, cook a virtual meal, and take a glimpse into famous figures’ dining rooms. Besides the main exhibit, Milwaukee Public Museum will host several events, and classes. You can check out the schedule of events below.

Demonstration Kitchen

Inside the Global Kitchen exhibit there will be a demonstration kitchen that will give visitors a hands-on experience. There will be cooking demonstration, sample tastings, and more.

March 3 – 16, 2017: Colorful Eating
Find out where fruits and vegetables get their colors from.

March 17 – 30, 2017: Food Preservation
Learn how freezing, drying, curing, and canning are used to preserve food.

March 31 – April 13, 2017: Herbs & Spices
Learn about the flavor profiles of various seasonings and how they are used globally.

April 14 – 27, 2017: Breads & Grains
Learn about the variety of breads and grains around the world.

April 28 – May 11, 2017: Chocolate
Learn about local and global cultural traditions involving chocolate.

May 12 – 25, 2017: Coffee & Tea
Learn about the rituals associated with drinking coffee or tea.

May 26 – June 8, 2017: WI Spring Fruits & Vegetables
Learn about the seasonal availability of edible spring plants in Wisconsin.

June 9 – 22, 2017: Fermentation
Learn about fermentation and the historical, cultural, and scientific reasons behind the process.

June 23 – July 9, 2017: Dairy
Learn why Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland.”

MPM Global Kitchen Dinner Series

How Milwaukee Fed America

Join Kyle Cherek, host of PBS’s Emmy-award winning Wisconsin Foodie, and acclaimed historian John Gurda as they celebrate Our Global Kitchen at MPM and unlock the past with a one-of-kind dinner event. Five remarkable stories about Milwaukee’s ascent from a lush river valley to an industrial powerhouse will be paired with five memorable courses emulating the European cuisines of the time. Tales of ambition, adventure, and fortune will be brought to life at Milwaukee’s historic restaurant Karl Ratzsch, featuring the culinary talents of nationally-acclaimed Thomas Hauck.

When: Wednesday, April 26
Where: Karl Ratzsch | 320 E. Mason Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Tickets: $105 per person (wine pairings not included); $125 per person (wine pairings included). All tickets include tax and gratuity.
Time: 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

A Moveable Feast: A Culinary Expedition and Progressive Dinner

Join top Milwaukee area chefs as they exhibit their most creative culinary skills during this one-of-a-kind progressive dinner fundraiser. Each chef designs a dinner course inspired by a Museum diorama of their choice, and guests progress throughout our exhibit halls on a decadent journey from hors d’oeuvres, to salad, to entrée, to dessert, with each course paired with an outstanding wine.

When: Thursday, May 11
Where: Milwaukee Public Museum | 800 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53228
Tickets: $125 per person ($75 tax-deductible)
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Sensory Exploration Dinner

How do our senses work together to define flavor? What happens to flavors when we toy with these senses?Join Kyle Cherek, host of PBS’s Emmy-award winning Wisconsin Foodie, on a sensory exploration of what it means to truly taste. Five innovative courses dedicated to each of the five senses will offer dinner guests a uniquely playful culinary experience. Featuring the innovative molecular gastronomy talents of James Beard Award semi-finalist chef Thomas Hauck, each course will stimulate and manipulate flavor perception, taking guests on an unforgettable sensory adventure.

When: Wednesday, June 14
Where: c1880 | 1100 S 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Tickets: $105 per person (wine pairings not included); $125 per person (wine pairings included). All tickets include tax and gratuity.
Time: 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

There are also several classes and demonstrations from learning about kimchi, hot peppers, salsa, and more. Visit the Global Kitchen website for more details. The Global Kitchen runs from March 3 through July 9.