Science café explodes into action: PHOTOS

Bangs, crashes and explosions aren’t usually what you’d want to hear in a café.

But we’re not talking about just any café here; we’re talking about a science café.

Held at the Oaklands Events Centre in Pambula on Thursday, the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub’s science café featured seven local food producers, who each gave an insight into the science behind their culinary delights.

Naturally, the taste testing was just as fun.

“We got to taste chocolate from The Original Fix, and Graham Walker from Canberra made this delicious liquid nitrogen ice cream,” Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub member Jillian Riethmuller said.

“There were explosions and things hitting the roof – all sorts of things were happening.

“I got to explode a hydrogen balloon and a candle, which was pretty cool.

“Everyone had a lot of fun and learned a lot of things about food in the local area.

“It’s definitely something that we’re keen to run again, maybe even with different events throughout the year focusing on specific types of food.”

There was a wide variety on offer to satisfy any tastebuds, with other presenters including Eden Smokehouse, Disaster Bay Chillies, Longstocking Boutique Brewery, oyster farmers Brett Weingarth and Caroline Henry, and Wild Rye’s Baking Co.

Sapphire Coast Science Week wraps up with a trivia night at Twyford Hall, Merimbula on Friday, and an open day at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre on Saturday.

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