The incredible BBQ story
Millions of years ago, the Australopithecus was feeding mostly on herbs, plants, insects and raw critter. They had a small brain and big jaws, that they didn’t use a lot.
Then, in the following 2 million years, he evolved in HOmo Habilis, that ate more meat, still raw, and little animals cooked by forest fire or thunder. His brain started developing, thanks to the amount of protein in the meat.
It took another million years for the human to learn how to handle fire. The technique: look for thunder or volcanoes, to find the flame and then maintain it. This technique has been used up to 100 000 years from now. At this moment, human learned how to start and stop a fire. He then started traveling and discovering culinary novelties and how to mix them.
Since then, human started to gather around a fire to eat their meal. In groups, they started to socialize and develop a certain mean of communication, the language. The key words: “Medium? Rare?”
Humans, eating more and more meat, started establishing villages, cultivating the fields and raise animals to the best quality and sustainability. Long story short, it was the beginning of society as we know it.
A lot of technologies have been invented in the last 100 000 year, like oven, microwave oven, sous-vide machine, etc… And after all those years, when we want to eat good food, we gather around a BBQ or a fireplace, ideally with sports and good-looking girl. Evolution stops now, let’s enjoy the moment.
You’ll see that people eating a lot of BBQ are more intelligent than others.