April 28, 2019
Join me as I chat with Chef Steven Satterfield about our favorite, not-actually-a-nut, the peanut! Peanuts belong to the legume family and are also known by the names of groundnut, goobers and monkey nut. The crop was domesticated thousands of years ago in South America, but now is sold across the globe in the forms of roasted or boiled nuts, oil, butter or even peanut flour. While they are a tasty treat to many, they are also implicated in food allergies for some, which can range from mild symptoms to life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
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 received various honors on many national lists including Eater, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Esquire and James Beard Foundation. In 2015, Satterfield released his first cookbook, Root to Leaf, to broad critical acclaim. Peanuts, his second book, is a delightful collection of recipes that offers ingenious ways to cook peanuts, from childhood snack, to kitchen condiment and even the centerpiece of a meal.
#Peanut #Cookbook #FoodAllergy
April 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 this episode, I sit down with two experts on cannabis chemistry and law—John de la Parra, Ph.D. and Ernest Anemone, J.D.—to discuss the changing legal landscape and pharmacology of edible cannabis.
#Cannabis #Marijuana #Hemp
April 20, 2019
How sweet it is! Sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum, Poaceae) 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. Join me from the beautiful Caribbean island nation of Barbados as I explore the history and use of this sweet grass!
#sugar #Barbados #sweet
April 8, 2019
This delightful orange rhizome has a long history in several forms of traditional medicine, used to treat breathing problems, rheumatism and various skin disorders. In food, turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) offers bright color and pungent flavor to both sweet and savory dishes! Join me as I explore the fascinating history and use of this health-boosting spice.
#Turmeric #Spice #Antiinflammatory