This is a sponsored article on behalf of Kew Royal Botanical Gardens.
Here's something to tickle your fancy and your taste buds: the Spicy Flavour weekends at Kew Gardens. Engage your brain and your senses at a series of interactive workshops, talks and tastings. The herby hub of this flavoursome festival is The Spice Exchange, an architectural delight piled high with spice jars.
A taste of what's on offer
- Discover the science behind the spiciness of chilli and other spices, and find out how flavours travel from our tongues to our brains at the Flavour Perception Experience.
- Are you a 'supertaster'? Dr Rachel Edwards-Stuart tests your taste buds to reveal which of three genetic groups you belong to.
- Buy tasty treats from The East India Company pop-up store.
- Be inspired by Spicy Kitchen's cooking demonstrations and recipes to dust off those spice jars hidden at the back of your cupboards.
- Sample savouries from Keik Bakery including spicy couscous, roasted pumpkin strudel and Mount Etna galette.
- Spicy Flavour weekend tickets also give you access to all of the gardens and glasshouses so you can find and admire the plants themselves. Hot stuff.
A flavour of things to come
For more spicy videos, recipes and information, head to the Kew website now.
Kew Garden's Spicy Flavour weekends take place 3-4 and 10-11 October, 10am-6pm. Tickets cost £14 for adults, £13 for concessions and £2.50 for children when booked online. Family tickets for two adults and two children £32; for one adult and two children £18.