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Alimentary school: Bompas & Parr's British Museum of Food opens this week

Sonya Barber

If the way to a person's heart is through their stomach, culinary jesters Bompas & Parr should soon have London swooning, as their British Museum of Food opens in Borough Market this Friday. In their most ambitious project yet, they are aiming to take visitors 'from field to table, mouth and beyond'. As you'd imagine, this isn't your average museum. On entry, you'll take a cinematic trip following food's journey through the body (not one for the squeamish) and end up in a room called Choco-Phonica, to explore the relationship between taste and sound - and to scoff some chocolate. Along the way, you'll also find tropical butterflies (in your stomach, of course!), the British Menu Archive and some food-inspired art. The museum will only be open for three months, but B&P hope to find a permanent venue to explore the slightly more serious side to food and its production. Consider this an amuse-bouche. And if London's current appetite for immersive foodie fun is anything to go by, they'll have no problem dishing up the main course soon.

Find out more about the British Museum of Food.

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