by Debbie Djordjevic
The Wonderful World of Food, brought to you by Bompas & Parr ,are launching a 3 month long exhibition this July – and it’s all about one of our favourite topics, ice-cream!
SCOOP will bring this favourite dessert to life in a way that will totally immerse the visitor, including ice cream weather and glow-in-the-dark ice-cream, you will also learn about the neuroscience of ice cream and explore the dark side of desserts (yes there is a dark side).
The temporary museum is also launching to coincide with the 300th anniversary of Mary Eales’ recipes (1718) which was the first printed book to ever feature ice cream. She also claimed to have sold confectionary at the court of Queen Anne. It just so happens that this year is the 399th anniversary of the first ice house built in Britain (and residing in Greenwich Park) which was designed specifically to make ice cream on the order of James the First.
SCOOP will showcase the world’s largest collection of ice cream paraphernalia. There will be vintage equipment, early advertising, art and music all drawn from the 14,000 items that make up the collection of Robin and Caroline Weir authors of ‘Ice creams, sorbets and gelati – the definitive guide’.
Most exciting is the focus on the life of Agnes B Marshall who was known as the Queen of Ices. Back in Victorian times she patented an ice cream machine and even suggested using liquid nitrogen to make ice cream as early as the late 1800’s. Visitors will get to try out some of her wonderful recipes.
Scoop: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream are selling tickets fast, the exhibition is being held at Gasholders, 1 Cubbitt Walk, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BX.