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James Wong’s The Secrets of Your Food

James Wong's new TV series starts tonight. Picture; Suttons
James Wong. Picture; Suttons

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 ingredients, right down to the molecular level.

We Are What We Eat

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.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.


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