From forest to kitchen: the history of cooking
All about our culinary past
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Although we eat every day, we do not give much thought to how our food became what it is today. In the beginning, human meals were primitive bits of meat hurled onto the flames. Now, you can eat genetically engineered plants topped with Parmesan foam. It's safe to say that our culinary talents have come a long way, but what happened in between?
Humans have concocted some very strange recipes to feed the masses. It was only until relatively recently that food was cooked for pleasure rather than necessity. In this gallery, we have chronicled the evolution of food and the cultural contexts that prompted these changes.
From the very start of cooking until the present moment, click through to learn more.
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