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Molecular Mastery

Saturday 11th April 2015, 3pm. RSVP
Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Molecular mixology uses the scientific equipment and techniques of molecular gastronomy to create cocktails with greater intensities and variety of flavour, unexpected combinations and new ways of presenting drinks.

Join Prof Andrea Sella and and top drinks consultants and developers Zoe Burgess and Max Venning from London's Drink Factory as they demonostrate how the art of cocktail making has become a science and show you tricks of the trade that will help you experiment at home.


GastroLab | Slow Food

Slow Food

Sunday 13th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm. £10/8
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

This GastroLab will focus on slow food beginning with a screening of Lifecycles by Matthew Moore. Part of the larger effort of the Digital Farm Collective, these short time-lapse films educate consumers on the produce they are purchasing by showing the growing process as it happens in the field.

Simon Yuill will talk about his Stackwalker project, focusing on crofting communities and migrant workers in Scotland’s food and fish processing industries. Kate Rich and Kayle Brandon will unpack the secret recipe of cola using essential oils. Perfect to wash down Black Market Pudding by John O’Shea.


GastroLab | Open Sauces

Open Sauces

Sunday 20th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm. £10/8
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Food, culture and the environment have an intricate relationship that extends back to the origin of humans as a social species. To survive, we eat; to eat, we feed the environment that feeds us – food is a product of the reciprocal connection to our ecological habitats.

FoAM look at food from a holistic and systemic perspective. Too often however we eat in haste, forgetting to truly taste food. Tonight we’ll focus our minds on the taste of food, with its visual, sonic, olfactory and tactile properties that can energise and invigorate.


GastroLab | RGB Cocktail Party


Sunday 6th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm. £10/8
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The host of our RGB (Red, Green, Blue) cocktail party is French-American food designer and artist Emilie Baltz. Based in New York and Paris, she works at the intersection of gastronomy, performance and the visual arts to stimulate the definition of taste by provoking the five senses in new and unexpected ways.

In this ‘Triptych for Enlightened Drinking’ you will discover the effects of light and colour on solids (man) and liquids (cocktails) and how they impact human psychology. Real time visuals produced by DJ Nord will bathe the laboratory with colour to complement each of the three phases of mixology.

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Sunday 31st March 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Inedible or Incredible?

In a future of uncertain food supplies, do we need to open our minds to unusual options? This year’s Gastrolab will push the boundaries of the edible, asking you to consider adding to the menu things you may never before have thought of as food.

With edible Kokedama installations from Pyrus Flowers, a presentation from Craig MacFarlane on insect cuisine in Benin, gourmet insect mousse from EntoBox & a selection of locally foraged delights selected by Miles Irving, GastroLab promises to be so good you’ll want to eat it!


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Rolling Stones Tongue

Sunday 8th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

In an evening of gastronomical surprises, artist and scent technician Ericka Duffy, world-leading barista Megan Barker and brewer Jamie Carmichael will whet your palate for the Science Festival’s other food and drink offerings.

Blending beers, bitters and beans, they will divulge some tricks of the trade, mess with malt mash and help you get creative with cocktails. Don’t just play with your food – experiment with it!