From walk-in booze clouds to giant palaces made of jelly, new-age Willy Wonka-esque food architects Bompas & Parr set the bar higher with every new project they tackle. And the next idea is a uncharacteristically down-to-earth venture: The British Museum of Food. But that’s where it stops: its inaugural exhibition is as colourful and zany as they come – SCOOP: A Wonderful Ice Cream World explores the past, present and future of the nation’s favourite sub-zero dessert at the super slick Gasholders in Kings Cross. Savour a breathable vanilla-flavoured fog, understand the science of ‘brain freeze,’ oggle a selection of ice-cream paraphernalia from the world’s largest collection (for the first time ever) and discover how pop culture most enduring love affair took hold. And obviously, no educational food experience is complete without some actual tasting: so head to Conehenge, the SCOOP café, to lick and learn the most bizarre flavours from the archives. Get your sticky paws on a ticket and prepare to all scream for ice cream.
N1Food/DrinkTuesday July 3