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.