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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

Jul 27, 2020

The Giving Kitchen (GK) is a nonprofit organization that was inspired by an outpouring of support from the hospitality industry when Chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in December 2012. Ryan was well-known in the Atlanta restaurant community for his work at Bacchanalia, Floataway Café and Muss...


Jul 20, 2020

Join Dr. Cassandra Quave and her guest Kathleen Finlay, President of Glynwood, a leader in the regenerative agriculture movement. She has also been instrumental in organizing women who work for environmental progress. The Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming is a non-profit organization serving food and farming...


Jul 13, 2020

More than 40 years after the first clinical evidence of AIDS was reported, there is still no vaccine.  Once someone contracts HIV, the virus lives in them until they die.  The viral levels can be controlled with drugs, but not eliminated from the body. This disease has hit Africa particularly hard.  Over 50% of the...


Jul 6, 2020

Tawaw: “Come in, you’re welcome. There’s room.” In this episode, I chat with Chef Shane Chartrand and food writer Jennifer Cockrall-King about their newly released book, “Tawaw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine,” which is part cookbook, part exploration of ingredients, and part journal. We discuss how Shane...