Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
Reading Tea Leaves with Seth Goldman

Reading Tea Leaves with Seth Goldman

February 28, 2019

Did you know that there is a plant that has been used as a health beverage ingredient for more than 3,000 years? Tea (Camellia sinensis, Theaceae) is a rich source of antioxidant polyphenols and some stimulant ingredients that have made it a leading beverage ingredient across the globe! I sit down to talk with Seth Goldman, Co-Founder of Honest Tea and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat. Join us as we discuss the incredible history and sustainable cultivation of tea.

#Tea #HonestTea #BeverageIndustry

Miracle Fruit: A Miracle in My Mouth

Miracle Fruit: A Miracle in My Mouth

February 23, 2019

Have you ever flavor-tripped? Put something in your mouth and had a totally unexpected reaction? How does flavor tripping work? In this episode, I take a look at the science behind the magical reaction of miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum, Sapotaceae). 

#MiracleFruit #FlavorTrip #Sweet

Cassava: Poison On My Plate?

Cassava: Poison On My Plate?

February 13, 2019

What if I were to tell you half a billion people eat a poisonous plant every day? How did this deadly root become a part of the human diet? In this episode, I explore the historic origins and human ingenuity in processing techniques for cassava (Manihot esculenta, Euphorbiaceae).

#Cassava #Tropics #Cyanide

Coffee: Wine of the Bean

Coffee: Wine of the Bean

February 13, 2019

What gives coffee its kick? How did this bitter shrub become a part of the human diet? In this episode, I explore the historic origins and chemical medley of the source of this bitter beverage to find out! 

#Coffee #Caffeine #Stimulant

Black Pepper: It hurts so good!

Black Pepper: It hurts so good!

February 13, 2019

What gives black pepper its heat? How did this jungle vine become a part of the human diet? In this episode, I discuss the historic origins and chemistry of black pepper (Piper nigrum, Piperaceae) and examine its interactions with our pain receptors! 

#BlackPepper #Spicy #Piperine

Foodie Pharmacology Series Preview

Foodie Pharmacology Series Preview

February 13, 2019

Foodie Pharmacology is a food podcast built for the food curious, the flavor connoisseurs, chefs, science geeks, foodies and adventurous taste experimenters out in the world! So, join me on this adventure through history, medicine, cuisine and molecules as we explore the amazing pharmacology of our foods.

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Dr. Cassandra Quave is an American ethnobotanist, herbarium curator, and assistant professor at Emory University. Her research focuses on analyzing wild plants used in traditional cultures for food and medicine to combat some of the greatest challenges we face today in medicine: antibiotic resistant infections and cancer. 

#Podcast #Science #Food