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The Science of Sustenance: Experimenting in the Kitchen

November 18, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and Kansas City Public Library.

Program Summary

As the holiday season approaches many of us will be looking forward to tasty turkeys and pumpkin pies, but have you ever considered the science behind all those delectable dishes?  Cooking and baking incorporate many exciting scientific concepts, and home cooks and pro chefs alike employ scientific-like experimentation to find new and exciting dishes and techniques. Join one of Kansas City’s favorite bakers, Robert Duensing of Best Regards Bakery & Café to learn about how he uses science and experimentation to deliver his most popular dishes. 

Speaker Bio:  

Robert Duensing is owner of Best Regards Bakery & Café in Overland Park, KS, along with his wife Cherrie.  What started as a gift basket boutique out of their home in the early 90’s quickly grew as Robert discovered his passion and talent for creating recipes.  After several years of successful baking with Best Regards, Robert appeared on the Food Network Christmas Cookie Challenge in 2017.  With his talent of crafting great tastes, Best Regards Bakery menu now includes everything from biscuits to grilled cheese, and of course plenty of cookies.  


Accessing the Program

This free, online program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated. Thank you!

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The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy our public programs. Closed captions are provided. If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

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The program will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page.

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


November 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Ashley Carlson



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