10 August 2010

With fire comes civilisation, via the kitchen

Kitchen designer Johnny Grey has published an inspired post on his blog.

It appears Darwin can shed light, or rather add fuel to the fire, to the debate about why kitchens are important, how they have helped humans jump up the evolutionary scale and explain why they are spaces on the ascendance, even though people cook less.
In this book Catching Fire: How cooking made us human, Richard Wrangman explains how cooking has made us more intelligent and sociable in evolutionary terms; cooking helps us have better sex, promotes (useful) division of labour and contributes to the concept of well-organised, domestic households.

Read the full post at: With fire comes civilisation, via the kitchen

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