Catherine Price | Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food

Recorded Jul 12, 2016
Direct Download: 20160712-catheri.mp3

An “absorbing and meticulously researched history of the beginnings and causes of our obsession with vitamins and nutrition” (New York Times), Catherine Price’s Vitamania tells the fascinating story of the 13 dietary chemicals necessary to prevent acute deficiency diseases, and how their discovery just a century ago revolutionized the way we think about food. Price is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Best American Science Writing, the New York Times, Popular Science, O: The Oprah Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, and Outside. She is also the author of 101 Places Not to See Before You Die, a parody travel guide, and The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook.


In conversation with Michal Meyer, Editor in Chief, Distillations, and Manager of Public History Initiatives, Chemical Heritage Foundation