Kew Gardens- Spicy Flavour Weekends

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Spicy Flavour Weekends 

19 September to 11 October, 2015

Join our Spicy Flavour weekends and discover your own unique tasting abilities as we unearth how and why we taste flavours.
Have you ever wondered how each of the five senses affect our perception of flavour ?
At our interactive workshops you’ll experience first-hand how sight, sound, touch, smell and taste affect the flavour of foods
Take our ‘supertaster’ test and discover the science behind kitchen favourites such as chilli, ginger, mustard and black pepper
Discover more about these remarkable spices and see the plants themselves in our tropical glasshouses.

The Flavour weekends are just part of the Kew Gardens day visit experience. Tickets give you access to all of the Gardens and glasshouses. Free entry for members of Friends of Kew. »

The Spice Exchange

The unique, temporary pavillion, interlaced with hundreds of spice jars is the hub of the Flavour weekend activity.
Join us for entertaining stories about the early spice traders and the routes they took to bring spices to the West.
Trade ideas, stories, recipes and remedies at The Spice Exchange, an extraordinary timber pavilion interlaced with thousands of spice jars. Beneath its unique cantilevered roof, The Spice Exchange houses a spice market and chai bar, exhibition space, garden and library, open-air theatre and participatory story exchange. »

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Sources :
http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/festivals/flavour-autumn-2015
http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/spice-exchange

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