We’re holding a feast of flavours in a Georgian country house on the historic Yorkshire coast. Part of The Cookbook Project, a lunch celebrating the launch of a community cookbook inspired by local recipes.

Artist Ahilapalapa (Ahi) Rands has been the artist-in-residence at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, and has produced a community cookbook inspired by recipes from the local areas and further afield. Food plays an important role in our lives, and says a lot about who we are and where we come from. Ahi’s Sewerby Cookbook continues a tradition established by one of the Hall’s previous owners, Alicia Maria Spencer – her 18th century collection of recipes and remedies includes some supplied from friends.

Join us at the launch of Ahi’s cookbook, as we explore the science of flavour. Dare to trick your senses with our series of edible demos, and discover how food interacts with tongues, noses and brains. Food scientists will hack your taste buds using multisensory activities, and uncover why smell, touch, sight and hearing have a big impact on what we taste.

Lunch guests will receive a mini packed lunch to share with a friend, featuring a range of flavour-twisting nibbles and handheld experiments that expose the secret world of flavour perception. This smorgasbord of scientific snacks features tastes, colours, textures, and sound to reveal that flavour is not always what you expect…

The Cookbook Project is part of a programme of artists residencies and exhibitions on environmental themes curated by Invisible Dust, produced by the Humber Museums Partnership, and funded by The Arts Council England and Wellcome Trust.



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