Cooking with Concrete at Science Showoff 5

Thanks to everyone who came down to Science Showoff 5 to see my first attempt at Cooking with Concrete on stage. I think I was able to convince the audience that, like pastry or dough, concrete is indeed a versatile cooking ingredient. In a little under nine minutes we went through the my grandmother’s C35 concrete recipe, handed down to her by her grandmother. Unfortunately as concrete takes 28 days to reach testing strength we didn’t have time to test the sample there and then, but we did have a look at the samples that we tested rather spectacularly in the lab back in August at Imperial.

I have uploaded the recipe to the new cooking with concrete section of this blog – available for a short time only.

I’ll be jointing the Science Showoff gang for the Brighton Science Festival next week doing more ‘hardcore’ cooking. Next time I might even be able to bag some video footage.