Soil and the Taste of Food 

Have you ever wondered if soil influences the taste of food or beverages?  

If so you are likely to enjoy these 'conversations' on different soils and food types by Associate Professor Dr Robert Edis CPSS during his time at The University of Melbourne.

Thorpodale Red Ferrosol and chip potatoes

Clare Hypercalcic Calcarasol and durum wheat

Boneo Leptic Tenosol and parsnips

Buderim Red Ferrosol and ginger

Darwin Lateritic Red Kandasol and Kensington Pride mangoes

King Island Currie Yellow kurosol and cheese

Wimmera self mulching Grey Vertosol and green lentils

Leeton Red Sodosol and jasmine rice

Kooweerup Black Vertosol and asparagus

Coonawarra Red Dermosol and cabernet sauvignon

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