Why Do We Cook?
Why Do We Cook?
Why Do We Cook?

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Ever wonder why we cook our food? We do it because it tastes good, of course, and because our customs and traions are built around it. But we also cook our food for some basic biological reasons, because of evolution. Some scientists think that figuring out how to cook actually MADE us human!

If conversation gets a little dry around your holiday table, now you'll have some awesome science to share with everyone!

Richard Wrangham - "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human" http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub

"The Raw and the Stolen" (PDF) - Richard Wrangham et al. http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub
(that one has some of the counterarguments, too)
Greg Laden's summary: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub

Cooked Foods Needed for Early Human Brain: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub

Man Entered the Kitchen 1.9 Million Years Ago: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub

What made us human: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub and http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub

The story might not be quite so simple, though: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub


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