Nottingham Trent University is launching a brand new series of events for the region’s food and drinks manufacturing community. Inspired by the University’s highly successful Distinguished Lecture Series, these evening events will feature inspirational and informative talks from food industry experts. The events will also include a tasting marketplace where local producers will have the opportunity to showcase their products to peers, suppliers and local consumers.
Four events are planned for 2015, each focusing on a specific industry topic. The first event takes place at the Nottingham Trent University Brackenhurst campus on Wednesday 11 February and explores the fascinating area of food science and technology.
The expert talk will be delivered by Diane Fresquez, a former Wall Street Correspondent and author of ‘A taste of Molecules: In search of the Secrets of Flavour’. In a lively discussion, Diane will be exploring the nature of comfort and surprise in the things we eat. What do we mean by comfort food? Should comfort food by definition always be safe and familiar, or should the food we eat seek to challenge and surprise our taste buds?
Along with our local producers, Diane will be bringing along some of the delicious products she has encountered during her research, including honey made from surprising flavour combinations and home brewed mead.
Julia Davies, Acting Dean of the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, said of the events, ‘These free events aim to bring together industry experts, businesses representatives and the local community to stimulate ideas, creativity, discussion, opportunity and collaboration’.
You can find out more about these events and book your place at www.ntu.ac.uk/farmtofork. If you have any questions, or are interested in showcasing your products in the tasting marketplace, email firstname.lastname@example.org