In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Australian high school chemistry teacher James Kennedy tells us how fruits have evolved over time. He tells us the story of his infographics about the evolution of food that have gone viral on the internet.
- Check out James’ blog
- James got the idea for his infographics after working on David McCandless‘ book, Knowledge Is Beautiful: Impossible Ideas, Invisible Patterns, Hidden Connections–Visualized
- Learn about the evolution of watermelon, corn, and peaches.
- Bruce Ames tested the toxicity of artificial and natural compounds using the Ames Test.
- You should read Jarred Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Food for Thought:
- Q: What is the most popular foreign cuisine in Britain?
- A: Indian food.
Out of the Frying Pan:
- Esthers are awesome (see chart)
- The chemistry of Starbucks
- Favorite YouTube Channels: Chef Steps, Gordon Ramsay, and Jamie Oliver
- Where to Include Food in Your Chemistry Lessons: Organic Chemistry and Thermochemistry
- What to Get the Science Foodie as a Gift: Gift certificates to a restaurant that uses molecular gastronomy, such as one of Heston Blumenthal‘s