Flavour of the Month
We're a culture of gastronomic explorers, going further and further round the globe to experience new flavours. But what if we looked right under our own noses, at the strange and wonderful compounds that make up our most everyday foods?
Join us at this new events series to discover what really creates the flavour of your favourite crisps, sweets and packet foods.
At Flavour of the Month, flavourist Steve Pearce of Omega Ingredients helps us deconstruct a different food each time. We invite you to sample some of the thousands of individual materials harnessed by the people who formulate our favourite foods. Ever tried 2,3,5-Trimethyl Pyrazine on its own before? Want to know what Guaiacol's like? Well now you can!
Blending a tasting experience with science, nostalgia and pop culture, Flavour of the Month demystifies a previously closed world while taking your noses and tastebuds on an entirely different sort of edible journey.
SWEET ON YOU (£18)
19.00-21.30, Wednesday 1 April
The Curtain, 45 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT
Pretend Woolworths never closed down as we regress to the joyful days of Pick'n'Mix. Whether your (love) heart belonged to Refreshers, fizzy cola bottles or pineapple cubes, find out how flavourists put together sweet flavourings and try many of the amazing ingredients in their toolkit. Discover the fascinating cultural and scientific history of confectionary, and enjoy a retro candy tasting.