In Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, primatologist Richard Wrangham argues that cooking gave early humans an advantage over other primates, leading to larger brains and more free time. Wrangham discusses his theory, and why Homo sapiens can’t live on raw food alone.
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Israeli-born chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook, Plenty, draws from his column for London’s Guardian newspaper, "The New Vegetarian." The chef himself isn’t a vegetarian, but the recipes,which showcase his Middle Eastern and Mediterranean background, include no meat.