We are the only species on earth that cooks its food - and we are also the cleverest species on the planet. The question is: do we cook because we're clever and imaginative, or are we clever and imaginative because our ancestors discovered cooking?
Horizon examines the evidence that our ancestors' changing diet and their mastery of fire prompted anatomical and neurological changes that resulted in taking us out of the trees and into the kitchen.
Loved the food porn and music. Especially of people eating it. Delightful and funny.
Fascinating to consider just how huge a technological advancement it was for our ancestors to begin using fire, cooking food, and eating meat. Cooking is a useful and pleasurable external enhancement of our digestive system and process. We might be here because our ancestors tried something fun and new.