November 21, 2010
Listen Up, Pilgrims: Tryptophan Is Not What's Making You Sleepy
It's Thanksgiving Day, and the conversation among your dinner guests—an eclectic mix of B-list relatives, single friends and co-workers, and your favorite international students—veers dangerously close to the toxic topics of religion and politics.
Fortunately, we've asked Judith Amburgey-Peters to prime you with some suitable table talk that leads straight to the plate without descending into a dull recitation of recipes. Ms. Amburgey-Peters teaches organic chemistry at