Gastropod LIVE at The Franklin Institute

Food with a Side of Science & History

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Franklin Theater

  • Adults
  • Evening
  • Public

In this special live performance of the award-winning food science podcast, Gastropod co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley visit The Franklin Institute to serve up a three-course scientific feast for your eyes and ears through an entertaining combination of live experiments, interactive tastings, field recordings, and special guests.

Are oysters really an aphrodisiac? Can you hack your taste buds? And how does the food industry manipulate smell to make you eat more? In this special live performance of the podcast Gastropod, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley will serve up a three-course feast for your eyes and ears. The evening will feature a special guest—sensory scientist Pamela Dalton from Monell Chemical Senses Center—as well as live experiments and interactive tastings to reveal the history and science behind the food we eat every day. 

Gastropod is the award-winning podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history. Every other week, Cynthia and Nicola release a new episode that explores the hidden history and surprising science behind a particular food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from music to Malbec. 

Join us and savor this very special live podcast event!

Hosts:
Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley, co-hosts of Gastropod 

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Ticket Prices:

$15 Members; $20 Public

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