Find out why your taste buds tingle at Food Science Festival

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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 next week.

Taking place on July 15 and July 16, 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.

Entry to the festival is free – just come along to Aden Country Park between 10am and 3pm for a chance to discover whether you are a supertaster and learn about what makes food smell, extract DNA from a strawberry, find out about the power of plants and more!

Visitors will 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. The event aims to bring the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, located in Aden Country Park, up to date and recognise the fantastic produce of the area.

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.