Find out why your tastebuds 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 on Tuesday and Wednesday, July. 15 and 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 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.

Now in its fourth year, Wild About Aden runs from 10am to 3pm and hopes to build upon the great success of the last three years where each year more than 6,000 people visit the park over the two days.

This year’s event will feature a range of new and different family friendly activities including outdoor nature sessions; animal handling workshops; a selection of rare breed animals from Doonies Farm and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust; circus skill workshops; face painting; environmental art and much, much more.

So why not head along?