Tune into BBC2 tonight, Friday, February 24, 9pm
James Wong, the ethnobotanist and author renowned for thinking outside the box when it comes to edible flowers , fruit and vegetables, has a new TV series which starts tonight on BBC2.
He is presenting the three episodes alongside Michael Mosley, to reveal the delicious physics, chemistry and biology hidden inside our food. They travel the world to search for the origins of our favourite foods and using specialist photography and CGI, they take us on a journey inside ingedients, right down to the molecular level.
In tonight’s opening episode, We Are What We Eat, they explore how this chemistry fuels and builds our bodies. Michael tries the first meal most of us enjoy – human breast milk.
In San Francisco, they unravel why sourdough bread is so good for us, in the Philippines, they learn how a river weed – rice – has become a staple food, and in Bulgaria, they discover why letting your mushrooms sunbathe may help you get a calcium boost from your dairy food.
James’s 2017 Grow for Flavour range for Suttons includes his best-selling book of the same name and seeds/plants that are unusual, delicious, high-yield foods that are expensive to buy, yet easy to grow.
For more information on the James Wong range, visit www.suttons.co.uk.