This Autumn, from September 29 until the October 20 2013, The Experimental Food Society are putting on a selection of weirdly wonderful cookery classes at London’s most celebrated department store, Harrods.
Founded in 2010, The Experimental Food Society is a gathering of the UK’s most talented culinary creatives who work to challenge people’s perspectives of food through innovative never-before-seen gourmet creations.
Among the assemblage are food magicians, sonic food artists, cake sculptors, gastronomic tailors, culinary cabaret troupes and one-of-a-kind dining conceptualists. Members are united through their love of food and desire to push the boundaries of food, by drawing on other institutions such as art and science.
Hosted by Harrods, The Experimental Food Society will be offering an exclusive programme of experimental cookery workshops and master classes in its Second Floor The Gourmet Cookshop.
Kicking off the gastronomic delights, which will take place every Sunday across four weeks from September 29 until October 20, will be ‘Food and Fragrance’ with perfumer Louise Bloor. From rosemary and orange blossom ice pops to rose meringues with strawberries marinated in black pepper, the class aims to get attendees thinking and talking about smell and how it affects the other senses, such as taste.
On Sunday 6 October, cake and sugar artist Michelle Wibowo will be teaching guests how to perfect the art of 3D sugar decoration and cake artistry. The event is called ‘3D Cupcake Art’ and will include a demo on creating edible 3D teacups, filled with cupcake and decorated with a cornucopia of birds, frogs and flowers.
Food adventurer Stefan Gates will be curating the ‘Kitchen Experiments’ workshop on Sunday 13 October, which will bring science and food together to explore colour changing cocktails, florescent jellies, vegetable instruments, real gold desserts and bicarbonate rockets.
Promising an explosive finish to the four-week foodie extravaganza, author and events producer Polly Betton will be hosting the event ‘Party! How to make yours go with a bang!’ on Sunday 20 October. Polly will be teaching guests how to make any party a thoroughly memorable event through infused spirits and cocktail garnishes to edible floral arrangements and experiments with candlelight.
The Experimental Food Society at Harrods begins on Sunday 29 September.
Tickets start from £40 each.
Call 02077301234 to book onto a one-and-a-half hour class