Just before Christmas I headed down to Essex to see my family. I got an early morning flight, so before heading across to Liverpool Street for my train, I visited a friend and her new baby for a lovely catch up, then headed to the British Museum of Food pop up. This is a new venture from the quirky foodie duo Bompass & Parr.
There are 5 exhibits – all truly interactive and great fun. Here’s a list of the exhibits:
Be the Bolus – the Peristalsis Experience
Choco-Phonica – a sonic wonderland focused on chocolate
The British Menu Archive – a selection of historical and beautiful menus
The Butterfly Effect – the story of the unsung heroes of pollination
Atelier of Flavour – a gallery showcase of food as art
It’s well worth an hour of your time (I was particularly in awe when in the Butterfly Effect room) and £5 of your cash. It’s open until mid January so check the website before you visit. One of the best things about the museum is its close proximity to Borough Market, so I happily wandered about there afterwards and had a delicious lunch from the Balkan Bites stall.