February 24, 2020
They say the best things in life are free, and what better way to enjoy food than to find free healthy food growing in the wild in your own neighborhood! In this episode, I speak with Atlanta’s own Johnnie AppleSeed – forager and forester, Robby Astrove – who is absolutely passionate about making fruit accessible to people in urban centers by planting more fruit trees. I’ll also be speaking with Chef Chris Wilkins of the Root Baking Company, a wholesale bread bakery that was founded in 2015 in Charleston, SC and moved to Atlanta, GA in 2018. Robby and Chris have been collaborating on some exciting wild food projects and we’re going to dive into some recent work they’ve done with wild serviceberry.
#Baking #Serviceberry #Forage
February 17, 2020
Everyone knows that what we eat impacts bodily performance – and for athletes, understanding the best formula for food and liquid intake can mean the difference between a winning performance or a loss. In this episode of Foodie Pharmacology, I speak with Dr. Dan Benardot, a sports nutrition expert who has counseled professional and Olympic athletes, as well as action movie actors. He leads us through the science of how the types of food and the timing of consumption impacts athletic performance.
#Sports #Nutrition #Athlete
February 10, 2020
The discovery of antibiotics hailed the dawn of a new era in medicine. Once fatal infections were suddenly treatable with the arrival of these magic bullet cures. This golden era is waning, however. Today, we face a rising crisis of antimicrobial resistance with more than 700,000 deaths per year across the globe due to now untreatable infections. The broad use of antibiotics in humans and agriculture has created the conditions for evolution of resistance among microbes. But, how did we get here? Why and when did antibiotics come to be so commonplace in agriculture? How did they come to be used as “growth promoters” in livestock rearing practices? In this episode, I speak with award winning author and journalist, Maryn McKenna, who has written extensively on the antibiotic resistance crisis. We take a deep dive into the history of how antibiotics became commonplace in agriculture and how this has impacted human health.
#Antibiotics #Chicken #Agriculture
February 3, 2020
Many of us appreciate the role that terroir has on the unique flavor and aroma of our foods, whether your enjoying coffee, tea or even chocolate. Just like these commodity crops, other botanical ingredients can feature unique chemistries and flavors when grown and harvested in different environments. Moreover, the means of processing these ingredients and the travel time from farm to your kitchen cabinet really matter when it comes to the flavor of the final product. I speak with Ethan Frisch of Burlap and Barrel, who works to bring unique spices from around the world to the dinner table.
#Spices #Nutmeg #BlackPepper