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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

Apr 28, 2019

Join Cassandra and Chef Steven Satterfield and they talk about even's favorite, not-actually-a-nut, the peanut! Chef Satterfield is the executive chef and owner of Miller Union, an award-winning, seasonally-driven restaurant located in Atlanta's Westside neighborhood. Since opening in 2009, the restaurant has...


Apr 20, 2019

Cannabis is known by many names, from hemp to marijuana. It has been used for everything from a fiber plant, a food, as a psychoactive, and as a medical remedy for epilepsy and pain relief. The legal framework regarding the regulation and use of the Cannabis plant is undergoing a state of rapid change across the US. In...


Apr 20, 2019

How sweet it is! This grass grows to a height of 10-13 feet high and supplies most of the world’s sugar market. A native of New Guinea, it has spread across the tropics and subtropics Westward, where it is now also cultivated in the Americas and Caribbean. *** Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Not...


Apr 8, 2019

EP 8 - Turmeric, the Golden Spice by Co-Conspiracy Entertainment