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.
Carol Deppe was a guest here a few months ago, talking about how most people misunderstand the potato, which is about as nutritious a vegetable as you could hope for.