Spice Lab

Taste and smell, particularly those which are linked to food and spices are the greatest triggers of memories. The Spice Lab will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring the way spices are combined for use in cooking; whether through dry rubs, wet grinds, oil tempering, infusions, or other ways, while also allowing visitors to share their own taste/smell memories through an interactive spice lab “tree”. Visitors will also be able to interact with the spaces through lecture demonstrations addressing questions such as: How do you marinate? Why do you use spices in particular ways and not others? What does tempering do, what does combining spices with a souring agent do? Why do you roast whole spices? Why do you use oil in some case, and not in others? What is the difference between a “chaunk” and a “tadka”?