Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
A Walk in the Garden of American Eden with Dr. Victoria Johnson

A Walk in the Garden of American Eden with Dr. Victoria Johnson

August 26, 2019

In the early days of the foundation of the American republic, a charismatic dreamer with a love for plants and medicine made his mark on the world by establishing the country’s first public botanical garden: the Elgin Botanic Garden once located where Rockerfeller Center in NYC stands today. He would go on to grow more than two thousand species on a 20 acre plot of land where he taught medical students about the healing virtues of plants and conducted pharmaceutical and crop research. Join me as I meet with author Victoria Johnson as we discuss American Eden, her award winning biography of the physician botanist, Dr. David Hosack.

#Garden #AmericanHistory #Medicine

Tomatoes! The Aztec secret to the Mediterranean diet?

Tomatoes! The Aztec secret to the Mediterranean diet?

August 19, 2019

Some call them a fruit, some call them a vegetable – I call them juicy, red and delicious! How is it that a crop from a poisonous plant family came to pervade our salads, soups and sauces across numerous cuisines? What makes the tomato (Solanum lycopersicum, Solanaceae) a healthy food ingredient and how can you capture its best benefits? We’ll be exploring the fascinating history and pharmacology of one the world’s top ten crops in this episode of Foodie Pharmacology.

#Tomato #TomatoSauce #HealthFood