Is the Carolina Runner No.4 peanut “the first peanut cultivated in North America” and does it matter anyway?
If you going to breed vegetables for flavour — perish the thought — you need someone to help you decide what’s good. Enter the Culinary Breeding Network.
A story of exploration, aristocracy and promiscuity, all in the service of better food. What more could you want?
Today’s show is something of a departure; I’m talking about someone who is crucial to global food security and yet who is almost unknown.