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The first cooks ?





czc587
OK, I admit this may sound like a dumb question, but it really is something I've thought about. How do you think someone first thought of the idea to cook meat ? In the caveman days they kill their catch and then one of them say's " UGG, lets put it in the fire and see how it tastes " Smile

I know is sounds kinda silly, but how do you think this evolved ?
WhistleTurning
The most common believed way "cooking" started according to the pundits, was that food fell into the fire unnoticed for a while and the "cave men" at the time tried the result. I also guess that the smell of "burning meats" would have made prehistoric juices flow as much as present days "cave men" trying the barbie. Once one food was ddeemed to be better once fire was involved then I guess other foods were tried and perhaps methods of protecting the food stuffs, by wrapping in leaves etc would have evolved. Once pots were invented then boiling etc could be tried.
ciureanuc
czc587 wrote:
OK, I admit this may sound like a dumb question, but it really is something I've thought about. How do you think someone first thought of the idea to cook meat ? In the caveman days they kill their catch and then one of them say's " UGG, lets put it in the fire and see how it tastes " Smile
I know is sounds kinda silly, but how do you think this evolved ?


It's interesting also to know about the potatoes... people used to eat fruits of any vegetable... when the potatoes were "imported" from America, the europeans were eating the fruits... but they are POISONER!

I'm wonder when they realize that you have to eat "the roots" (i used commas because they are not exactly the roots).
wellerchap
again, it would have been a suck-it-and-see scenario....probably a lot of these early people would have been scrounging around all day for things to eat, so would have tried all sorts.
WhistleTurning
Surely you don't mean the liquorice sweets you can get ??
seagod
Deep-fried dough sticks and soya bean milk
atul2242
Well supposedly the forest fires were responsible for giving humans the first taste of cooked meat.


For millions of years, humans and their relatives have eaten meat, fish, fowl and the leaves, roots and fruits of many plants. One big obstacle to getting more calories from the environment is the fact that many plants are inedible. Grains, beans and potatoes are full of energy but all are inedible in the raw state as they contain many toxins. There is no doubt about that- please don’t try to eat them raw, they can make you very sick.

Around 10,000 years ago, an enormous breakthrough was made- a breakthrough that was to change the course of history, and our diet, forever. This breakthrough was the discovery that cooking these foods made them edible- the heat destroyed enough toxins to render them edible. Grains include wheat, corn, barley, rice, sorghum, millet and oats. Grain based foods also include products such as flour, bread, noodles and pasta. These foods entered the menu of New Stone Age (Neolithic) man, and Paleolithic diet buffs often refer to them as Neolithic foods.
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