The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is hosting a new exhibition, Cravings: Does Your Food Control You?, which explores what drives us to desire certain foods. To launch the exhibition (which continues until Sun 1 Nov), the museum is hosting Cravings Late, an evening of cuisine and science. BBC TV presenter Stefan Gates will be on hand with flavour-firing vortex cannons, glowing drinks, edible insects and plasma made in a microwave. Experimental chefs Flavour SenseNation will help people discover the role the different senses have in our choice of food, and what causes us to enjoy some things and detest others. Elsewhere, Brewniversity Challenge will see teams of local breweries reveal the science secrets behind their beer. Cooking will meet cryogenics, as ice cream maestros Ginger’s Comfort Emporium use liquid nitrogen to make their best-selling peanut butter and salted caramel flavour, Chorlton Crack. Cravings Late is part of Manchester Science Festival – read our round-up here.

Wed 28 Oct, Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, M3 4FP, Tel: 0161 832 2244, 7pm – 11pm, FREE entry (Booking is required),

Wed 28 Oct
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 29 Oct 2015