03 April 2007

Two of my favorite things

Being both a culinarian and extremely interested in archaeology, I found this article quite interesting.


Neanderthal man could control fire and "cooked" food to add sweetness, make it more digestible and to reduce plant toxins. And since some foods - notably shellfish - are significantly more nutritious raw, these were also arguably acts of creativity, of experimentation with taste. With more of its work done for it
by the fire, the human gut became smaller, allowing the brain to grow larger, propelled by the demands of a developing language

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