About this book
Subtitled, "How Cooking Made Us Human". Paperback edition of Wrangham's original book, which argues that is was our habit of eating cooked rather than raw food which permitted us to evolve, and created the male-female division of labour. Covers everything from food-labelling to overweight pets. 'Absolutely fascinating' Nigella Lawson
Argues that it was cooking that caused the transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. This title focuses on the idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labour.