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Tastebuds tingle at Food Science Festival

An exciting opportunity to learn more about the science behind food is coming up at the You Are What You Eat festival taking place at Aden Country Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, 15 and 16 July.

The festival is part of the family learning event ‘Wild About Aden’ which has been running for several years and been hugely successful, attracting thousands of visitors over the two days.

The event, which is held in conjunction with Robert Gordon University, will explore the science of what we eat and why. Entry to the festival is free – just turn up between 10am and 3pm for a chance to discover whether you are a supertaster as well as learn about what makes food smell, extract DNA from a strawberry, find out about the power of plants and much more!

You’ll also be able to sample some amazing, locally-produced fresh food, browse the food stalls and watch food demonstrations by the ‘Kilted Chef’ Craig Wilson, chef proprietor of Eat on the Green.

The festival is taking place thanks to funding received by Aberdeenshire Council Museums Service from the SRUC Community Food Fund and the Scottish Government’s Talking Science grants programme and aims to bring the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, located in Aden Country Park, up to date and recognise the fantastic produce of the area which is still very much a living landscape.

So far, confirmed producers attending the event include Devenick Dairy, Food for Thought Dairy, Barra Berries, The Seafood Association, Granite City Fish, Plan Bee and Bouvrage.

The Scottish Government’s Talking Science grants aim to make science and scientific issues more accessible to communities across Scotland. The programme aims to support public activities and events that get people talking about science, technology and engineering and how they impact on everyday lives. Funding is awarded to projects that take science activities to a public audience in rural or remote parts of Scotland.

A full list of the Scottish Government’s Talking Science grant winners 2014-2015 is available here: http://bit.ly/TY9rB8.

For more information on the Wild About Aden event please visit Wild About Aden events page