Chemistry Professor Featured in The New York Times
Eric Block’s book,Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science, was recently featured in The New York Times. Eric Block is a Carla Rizzo Delray Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University at Albany. His featured book includes a foreword by 1990 Nobel Laureate E.J. Corey. This heavily illustrated book summarizes the colorful history of edible and ornamental genus Allium plants – garlic, onion, leek, etc. -- illustrating how they have been portrayed in literature, the arts, and in the world’s oldest cookbook, as well as discussing their health benefits, chemistry, and utility as natural pesticides.