There are certain plants that poisonous to eat if you do not cook them.
Why do spell check get you to spell the American way of spelling even though I live in Australia, is there a way to change that in the settings of the spell checker?
Cooking by fire was done outside by males and seems to attract communities or neighbours to come together, to come out and see what is cooking, what that nice smell is.
Cooking inside in pots and pans came later on in the evolution of man (women) just for the fact that those cooking tools had to be developed first. It is thought that stones were used in cooking before them. Stones were heated up in the fire and held there temperature to place inside foods such as meat to cook them.
Different regions and countries have developed different dishes throughout time, depending on what ingredients were available. Different spices and herbs were used to flavour the meat and vegetation.
Cheaper less attractive meats can be used in stewing, in soups and braising. Cooking for longer times at lower heat helps break down the tougher meat into tender tastier alternatives. These cooking methods allow vegetables to be able to join in the same pot and add there advantages to the human system.
Other advantages occur with the activity of cooking and that is the development and togetherness of family. Cooking inside develops the family by eating the same dish and by congregating at the same time and place to eat this meal.
Eating by heating up on the microwave has changed this but it somehow does not taste as good.
Stewing and soups help young babies and older people without strong teeth to eat. Getting all the nutrients needed
There is a strong correlation between the decrease of home cooking and the increase of obesity.
People underestimate the time taken to drive to, wait, order and wait for restaurant or other take out foods. In the end it may not be much difference in time saved between cooking at home and ordering food.
When time is saved studies have shown that people use this saved time to either watch TV or computer or even phone screens. In other words not using the time saved in a beneficial way.
His family had a microwave meal with each member of the family trying a different microwave meal each. What they found was that it ended up not saving too much time as each meal had to be separately cooked in the microwave. Unlike a home cooked meal it meant people were eating at different times.
The food after 2 or 3 bites tasted not so good and most of the dishes ended up tasting the same. Stated that cooking by microwave felt soul destroying.
Cooking has helped us become human. Before cooking we spent long amounts of time in the day to eating and chewing. Cooking helps us break down food to make it easier to digest leaving time to explore other parts of what makes us the humans we have turned into today.
Cooking can be broken down into the same 4 elements as the early chemistry elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth.
These thoughts have come about after reading parts of the book Cooked by Michael Pollen