Monday, October 29, 2012

Cooking the Neanderthal way

An interesting little read.

Of camomile, yarrow, venison and cabbage leaves.

“Martin Jones, an archaeologist at the University of Cambridge, told me that the Neanderthal way of cooking was to ‘light a fire and just chuck your food in’. A Neanderthal did not have pots, pans, bowls or containers of any sort—let alone a small flat in Wimbledon with a gas oven. I would have to build a wood fire somewhere, but our flat doesn’t have a garden. So I found myself knocking at the door of our very tolerant neighbours, Nick and Kate. ‘I need to eat like a Neanderthal for an evening. Do you mind if I build a fire in your back garden tomorrow and roast stuff on it?’ They agreed. As I said, they’re tolerant.”

http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/lifestyle/eats-shoots-and-leaves-clues

Dug up at maggiesfarm.

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