Evening Talk: Bite Size Science and Wild Cocktails



8pm at the Dunmuir Hotel

•   Champagne, oysters, buttered asparagus, chocolate, chilli... do these foods make just your heart rate rise..? Come and hear about the science and psychology of aphrodisiacs so that you know exactly what those moreish morsels are doing to you, with Dr Kathy Charles, Edinburgh Napier University.
•   Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods presents the Wild Cocktail Cabinet: Foraged Drinks and Elixirs exploring the challenges of and opportunities to use wild ingredients and reveals the cornerstones of the wild booze larder.
•   Dr Ian Edwards of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh takes a look inside Scotland’s natural larder and provides inspiration for anybody wanting to be a bit more adventurous in eating nutritious meals that are wild, Scottish and free.  Includes some tasters of seasonal and foraged delights.
•   Dr Derek Ball, Heriot Watt University, will serve up a potted history of sports nutrition. Using diet to manipulate exercise performance is not a new phenomenon and Derek will reveal how different nutrition strategies have been used historically to improve human performance.

  • 8pm at Goldenstones Function Room, Dunmuir Hotel, Dunbar 
  • Adults £8