Thursday, February 26, 2009

To cook is to be human

Cooking is a unique human activity, unique to homo sapiens sapiens ... modern man.

So, be human, fire up the burners and cook away

Why do people cook? | What's cooking? | The Economist:

"Cooking is a human universal. No society is without it. No one other than a few faddists tries to survive on raw food alone. And the consumption of a cooked meal in the evening, usually in the company of family and friends, is normal in every known society. Moreover, without cooking, the human brain (which consumes 20-25% of the body’s energy) could not keep running. Dr Wrangham thus believes that cooking and humanity are coeval."


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