How Cooking Made Us Human

How much can you hate a book that has sentences like these?:

Instinctotherapists, a minority group among raw-foodists, believe that because we are closely related to apes we should model our eating behavior on theirs.

In fact I liked the book — How Cooking Made Us Human, by Richard Wrangham — very much.  Here is a good review of the book.  The one sentence version is:

We are cooks more than carnivores.

I also liked this fragment:

…a bachelor is a sorry creature in subsistence societies…

Here is a strange and wild critique of Instinctotherapy.


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