Science on a Plate tickets for events at the Botanics are selling like hot cakes! With top quality produce and creative chefs Scotland has got something unique to share with the world.
Cooking demonstrations with Scottish meat, fish, fruit and vegetables will provide a new context for scientists and foodies to talk about what we eat, what it does and where it comes from. Just as all the best party conversations take place in the kitchen, we are expecting the lively atmosphere of the Real Life Science Kitchen will stir up passions about food and science issues.
We have attracted some of our top named chefs, like Nick Nairn, Tom Kitchin and Neil Forbes, and TV celebrities like James Wong or John Wright of River Cottage. They are keen to join with scientists to dispel the myths that surround our food getting straight to the heart of the matter: are superfoods really super, for example, or do aphrodisiacs work? With hands-on experiences for all ages, learning to appreciate good quality food and understanding that this depends on the welfare of livestock, and the way we grow our fruit and vegetables, has never been such fun!
Science on a Plate starts at the Botanics on Saturday 31st March and runs to 9 April.