Leeds Food Festival — You Are What You Ate

You Are What You Ate:       Food lessons from the past!

This weekend, join us for…

Leeds Loves Food Festival

Saturday 26 May, 11am to 6pm
Millennium Square, Leeds

Join the ‘You are what ate’ team this Saturday at the Leeds Loves Food Festival for fascinating cookery demonstrations and free food tastings (based on recipes from the past).  

The seventh Leeds Loves Food Festival returns to Millennium Square this year from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May.  The ‘You are what you ate’ project will be setting up their festival stall and offering a range of activities on Saturday 26 May.

Watch as recipes that are over 500 years old are prepared over a raised fire in our medieval kitchen and have the opportunity to taste some of the delicious creations.

Visit our food display to learn about the difference between peasant food and food for the rich, and of the importance of healthy eating, past and present.  Find out more about where food comes from and how diet has changed over time.

We’ll have a free children’s activity on offer over the course of the day: enjoy grinding herbs and spices to make your own medieval spice bag!

Find us at the ‘Interactive space’ in Millenium: number N04 on the Festival site map (copies available at the Festival), next to the Theatre Kitchen.

You are what you ate is a project that gets children and adults thinking about healthy eating in innovative ways. We use historical foods, archaeology and modern nutritional research to help you learn about the body and how it is dependent on what you ate. We can learn how to be healthier by looking at the lessons of the past. We are running cooking demonstrations, festival stalls, exhibitions, osteology workshops and schools projects all over Yorkshire until 2013. Look out for us!

The project is a partnership between the University of Leeds (School of History), Wakefield Council and the University of Bradford. It is funded by a Wellcome Trust Society Award. For more information or to be added to our mailing list, e-mail: youarewhatyouate@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:youarewhatyouate@leeds.ac.uk>, phone 0113 3431910 or visit our website: www.leeds.ac.uk/youarewhatyouate<http://www.leeds.ac.uk/youarewhatyouate

For more information on Leeds Loves Food, see www.leedslovesfood.com<http://www.leedslovesfood.com/

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