Interested in lab-grown meat? How about the contents of celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine’s gut? King’s College London is hosting its second annual Festival of Food and Ideas, Feed Your Mind. This week’s programs explore the interdisciplinary nature of food studies with an all-star cast of presenters connecting the dots between food, science, technology and culture.
Hear Dr. Mark Post of Maastricht University present the background and potential of his in-vitro meat burger-heard-round-the-world. And for those spice lovers, check out Hot and Spicy Drugs or The Science of Curry, for a scientific exploration of our love for certain flavors.
Finally, don’t miss Bompas & Parr’s collaboration with gastroenterologist Dr. Simon Andersen, Journey to the Centre of the Gut, a musical and visual trip to the belly. [Ed Note: Check out our interview with Bompas & Parr on their recent installation at Kew Gardens.] Or be enticed by Hunger, a play about food, temptation and obesity.
See the full program for Feed Your Mind, and buy your tickets to the festival, opening today through March 18th.