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.”
Dug up at maggiesfarm.