Did Cooking Make Us Human? (streaming, Academic Video Online)
An unexpected theory is emerging that may answer one of the great mysteries of our evolution: what caused the change from ape to man? Has our diet made us who we are?
The ability to cook is unique to humans - something most of us take for granted. But now some scientists believe that instead of cooking being a mere by-product of evolved man, it could have fundamentally shaped our physical and mental abilities. In this programme, Horizon challenges our relationship with food, attempting to unravel the paradox: do we cook because we are human, or did cooking make us the humans we are today?