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Cooking History And Trivia

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Cooking Through The Ages

Cooking Through The Ages


Cooking History and Trivia

Cooking is the process of preparing food by applying heat.

Cooks select and combine ingredients using a wide range of tools and methods. In the process, the flavor, texture, appearance, and chemical properties of the ingredients can change.

Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, reflecting unique environmental, economic, and cultural traditions. Cooks themselves also vary widely in skill and training.

Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to human beings, and some scientists believe the advent of cooking played an important role in human evolution. Most anthropologists believe that cooking fires first developed around 250,000 years ago.

The development of agriculture, commerce and transportation between civilizations in different regions offered cooks many new ingredients. New inventions and technologies, such as pottery for holding and boiling water, expanded cooking techniques. Some modern cooks apply advanced scientific techniques to food preparation.

Elizabeth's reply

The history of cooking and how it has changed our ways and methods and makes us, as individuals, the types of cooks we are, is an interesting thought. Something I've never really thought about before, and this was a very interesting read on the subject.

Thank you very much for this submission on cooking history and trivia. No doubt heat definitely contributed to cooking technologies.

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