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Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Not just where it’s grown today, but where it originally popped up in the world? Have you ever bit into a delicious ripe fruit and wondered, hey – why is it this color? What’s responsible for this amazing flavor? Is this good for my health? Could it even be medicinal?

Foodie Pharmacology is a science podcast built for the food curious, the flavor connoisseurs, chefs, science geeks, plant lovers and adventurous taste experimenters out in the world! Join American ethnobotanist Dr. Cassandra Quave on this adventure through history, medicine, cuisine and molecules as she explores the amazing pharmacology of our foods

Mar 30, 2019

Rosemary is for remembrance… or at least that’s how the saying goes. Did you also know it is for gut health and exhibits strong anti-inflammatory activities? Rosemary is so much more than a culinary herb – its use as a food and medicine dates back by millennia! Have you ever wondered where your food comes from?...


Mar 7, 2019

You may be surprised to learn that a common spice in your cupboard comes with a millennia-long story of use in food and medicine. It’s been used for everything from treating nausea to adding a delightful flavor to some tasty desserts! This spicy root comes with some big health-promoting potential! Have you ever...