The Old Truman Brewery gets a taste of culinary experimentation

Foodies who fancy themselves as gastronomic daredevils are in for a treat as the Old Truman Brewery is cooking up a storm with its latest offering.

Kicking off in a fortnight, the Experimental Food Show is not only geared towards culinary creatives but also anyone looking for a bit more colour, texture and excitement from their grub.

The troupe of “gourmet artists” showcasing their catering and artistic talents will turn their hand to cake sculpting, food landscaping and even gastro magic during the three-day event from October 21.

And that’s not even getting started on the jellymongers.

Sonic food artists – one can only imagine quirky types who create strange and alluring noises as they cook – are also on the bill if you’re not happy enough with being visually, aromatically and tongue tantalisingly lured in.


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According to the organisers, a lot of the fare on offer is not just about drawing oohs and ahhs but fusing science, food and art in new creative unions.

With the popularity of chefs like Heston Blumenthal that concept may not be entirely new but is certainly still gaining momentum.

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The Experimental Food Society, the group behind the event, are not just a one-show wonder.

They hold meetings and talks throughout the year to look at why food is such an expressive medium and how to push the boundaries further.

For the seasoned Truman Brewery troupe, the event is a way to celebrate cutting edge culinary experimentation.

To finish off the whole delightful affair, organisers are promising “a scenic explosion, culminating in an extraordinary banquet finale at which diners feast on the artwork while enjoying a night of food inspired performance”

Sounds like an appetising way to spend an autumn weekend.

Tickets are �5 and available in advance.

See experimentalfoodsociety.com

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