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Ever wonder why we cook our food? We do it because it tastes good, of course, and because our customs and traditions are built around it. But we also cook our food for some basic biological ...

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Why do we cook our food? There are the classic answers: It tastes better, lasts longer, and can get rid of bacteria. But in the past decade or so, there has been a growing discussion of whether we ...

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for eta_ta Why do we cook? How did cooking begin? Cooked food tastes better, but that is cultural bias and long culinary tradition. Unseasoned meat roasted over open fire isn't yammy. The nutrition value of most kinds of food, especially fruits and vegetables, is reduced by cooking, but we cook our…

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Humans are animals! Animals fed cooked and processed food tend to degenerate over the generations and they become subject to diseases inexistent or extremely rare in wild animals living in their unspoiled natural habitat. > We are apes. Metaphoric...

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People cook food for many different reasons and while it is best to eat some foods raw such as fruits and vegetables, there are some advantages to cooking food. Food can be cooked for the following reasons: To change or improve the taste of the food e.g flour being used to make cake. A cake tastes far more delicious than raw flour.

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Learn about the neuroscience of taste, why we cook our food, what makes a Thanksgiving turkey savory, and more. Cook's Illustrated: Burgers. Learn how to make tender burgers at home, the ...

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Keep food hot after cooking (at 140 ˚F or above). The possibility of bacterial growth actually increases as food cools after cooking because the drop in temperature allows bacteria to thrive. But you can keep your food above the safe temperature of 140˚F by using a heat source like a chafing dish, warming tray, or slow cooker.

www.newscientist.com/article/mg23230980-600-what-was-the-first-cooked-meal

Every human culture includes cooking – this is how it began. Cooking makes food more digestible and kills off bacteria, and every human society in the world does it.

www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-10/eating-cooked-food-made-us-human-study...

Eating Cooked Food Made Us Human ... but there is no consensus on how or why this happened. "We consider this disparity to be a clue that, in primate evolution, developing a very large body and a ...

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Food is cooked through the application of heat. The two categories of cooking food are: Moist (wet) heat – boiling, poaching, steaming and stewing. Dry heat – baking, frying, grilling and roasting. Microwave cooking is a different method of cooking.