n Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM, taliesin the storyteller < [log in to unmask]> wrote: > On 12/03/2012 01:29 PM, Nonu Iazabo wrote: > >> My question for you: If I leave something written in shaped sculpture >> or bas relief, and qualifying me as a man of our time, what do you >> think should be the theme? Put another way, if in 50,000 years, >> someone discovered some writings about our current civilization >> (post-industrialization, modern and information age), what do you >> think should discuss these writings? >> > > Food recipes. Seriously. See books like "The Oldest Cuisine in the World: > Cooking in Mesopotamia" by Jean Bottero. > > It turns out cooking food by boiling it is very recent, coinciding with > the start of civilization. > > > t. > This may be an offtopic, but I'd say that boiling, and especially cooking food by boiling, is a process that requires some sophisticated instruments. Stone-age cultures boil the water by throwing hot stones in the water-skins. But this technique is not well-suited for soups and porridges. One should first invent at least pottery to make boiling possible.