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February 27, 2015

Take the “Pulse” of March Break at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

OTTAWA, February 27, 2015 – In addition to some popular favourite activities, the virtues of the sometimes overlooked pulses will take centre stage this March Break at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM), from February 28 to March 8.

In the demonstration kitchen, visitors will have the opportunity to learn everything there is to know about lentils, peas, beans, and many more pulses by attending the Pulse Power! demonstrations. They will learn about pulses’ fibre and protein content, as well as the myriad ways they can be made into meals, dips, even desserts, as well as the importance of their cultivation within the Canadian agricultural landscape.

Some demonstrations might make the kitchen sound more like a high school chemistry lab. If we said you were going to turn a homogeneous mixture into a heterogeneous one, and invert an emulsion, would you guess we were talking about making butter? We bet you won’t be able to resist tasting it on a piece of bread after making it!

As Spring – we hope! – finally draws near, it also spells the beginning of the maple sugar season. Come and learn how the maple’s sap is turned into delicious sweets during the Science of Maple Taffy demonstrations. With science so much on your mind, you’ll also want to stop by the Learning Centre to visit the Food Preservation: The Science You Eat exhibition, if you haven’t already done so.

Of course, you can also visit all your favourite animals in our barns. For full details on March Break activities at the CAFM, please visit our Website.

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Olivier Bouffard
Media relations
613-410-5943

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