What's Cooking on 1060: 'Brain Food'

Hadas Kuznits
April 20, 2018 - 3:30 am
Anuj Gupta, GM Reading Terminal Market

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Science and food come together next week at Reading Terminal Market.

On Thursday, April 26, Reading Terminal Market will be hosting an event called "Brain Food: Science Night at the Market." It is one of the signature events of the Philadelphia Science Festival.

"It's interactive science and dine at the market night!"

That's market General Manager Anuj Gupta. He says it'll be a night to learn about how merchants utilize science.

"Learning about how farmers are using Fitbits for cows over at Bassetts ice cream. At Fox and Son you're going to be able to learn about food allergens and sugars that are commonly found in foods that we don't even think about and what their impact might be, and so there are 30 stations that are going to be dispersed at the market that night on all aspects of food science."

And they're kicking off their participation in the Science Festival on Saturday.

"We're going to have three or four stations set up by the Franklin Institute doing food science experiments."

Why is science beneficial when it comes to food?

"The better we understand every aspect of our food ecosystem, the better choices we make as customers."

As for Thursday night's event -- it's open to all ages.

"It is a non-alcoholic event, so it's kid-friendly, and I think kids will enjoy the science experiments and the stations as much as adults."

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