Chewing Gum with Stefan Gates
In this episode, Anna talks to Gastronaut, writer, presenter and food expert Stefan Gates about chewing gum. We made our own from scratch and gave it a stupid flavour, and also talk about the history and cultural significance of these tiny chewy nuggets.
Stefan is a food adventurer, searching the culinary hinterland for strange and wonderful stories behind the stuff we eat. He’s an award-winning TV presenter and author but spends most of his time creating spectacular live shows for the biggest science events across the world. He has made 20 TV series including food science series Food Factory (BBC1) and E Numbers: An Edible Adventure (BBC2), BBC4 doc Can Eating Insects Save the World? and three series of Cooking in the Danger Zone (BBC2). Stefan has been guest director of Cheltenham Science Festival where he has performed sell-out arena shows every year for the last nine years. He has staged over 1000 live shows and talks at major science events and festivals across the world. Stefan has written eight books and is currently working on his ninth, Science You Can Eat (Dorling Kindersley).