Catching Fire : How Cooking Made us Human
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Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man. the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability But Catching Fire presents a groundbreaking new theory: that cooking is the reason for our evolutionary success.
Once our ancestors began cooking their food, the brain began to grow, and time once spent chewing tough raw food could be used instead to hunt and to tend camp. Cooking became the basis for pair bonding and marriage, and even led to a sexual division of labour.