Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture

Travelling Tour by American Museum of Natural History

Learning tour to Milwaukee Public Museum to view a special traveling exhibit, one that explores the complex food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the Global Kitchen exhibition illuminates the myriad ways that food is produced and moved throughout the world. Continue reading

Metropolitan Farm Tour: Explore an Urban Ag Destination

Presented by Benjamin Kant, Founder

Nestled just six miles west of the Magnificent Mile in Humboldt Park, Metropolitan Farms is a thriving urban agricultural destination, producing locally-sourced tilapia, salad greens and culinary herbs year-round from within its state-of-the-art greenhouse. They utilize aquaponics; farming that combines fish with a hydroponic growing system in a closed-loop without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.

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Street Food: Everything You Need to Know About Open-Air Stands, Carts, and Food Trucks Across the Globe

Presented by Colleen Sen, PhD, Food Writer

An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide eat street food every day. Once associated with developing countries, street food has spread around the globe, particularly in the United States, where a variety of food trucks, top chefs, and trendy pop-up restaurants specialize in grab-and-go fare. Continue reading