‘I’d do anything for a Dishoom bacon naan right now.’ ‘Oh god, I ‘m going to have to get a Crunchie’ ‘This is my seventh chocolate rice cake in the past hour.’ Here at Time Out our day revolves around food and when it gets to that late afternoon slump our real cravings begin to appear. But why are you hankering for that Twix so much, and is your chocolate rice cake obsession controlling you? The Science Museum’s latest foodie exhibition serves up the answers.
‘Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?’ is the Science Museum’s new free exhibition that examines the real source of our food obsessions. It may be the ‘second brain’ in your gut, it may stem from what your mum was snaffling on during pregnancy, or it may even be as simple as the colour of your spoon.
Through cutting edge science and technology you can discover how your personal appetite has been carved by food and how scientists are creating phantom flavours to control your appetite. A section of the exhibition focuses on how we can alter our senses to make food seem healthier without actually changing any ingredients. (cue magical diet foods)
It will also explore the way food affects your body and brain. You’ll have the chance to take part in real experiments and find out how our desire for food is affected by our senses.
If you’re curious to learn about your weird food loves, then head over to the exhibition when it opens on Thursday (Feb 12) this week.