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Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human Author: Richard Wrangham Publisher: Basic Books Published: May 26, 2009 ISBN: 9780465013623 Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is… Continue Reading

New York Times reports new restaurants are turning to crowdsourcing for financing

A recent New York Times Dining and Wine section included an article about the trend of crowd-sourcing to help finance new restaurants. Spurned by tapped-out investors and tightwad bankers in challenging times, restaurateur-wannabes are turning to their neighborhoods, and the wider community of the Internet, to finance their dreams. It is part of the same movement toward… Continue Reading