|Feeding the baby|
Rudolf Epp, german painter, 1834 - 1910
Monday, May 30, 2011
Fire and cooking; we are what we eat
Fire is a very important element of our life, like air, water and earth. It’s importance has been underlined from the very beginning of our civilization. It made us “humans”, as theories goes, by modifying our primitive state of being. First by changing the diet from raw food to cooked food, second, by providing heat, third then by allowing to acquire other skills. Fire was (and still is) used to make the first metal tools and burn ceramics.
Then, aside from being such indispensable element in our lives and because it is so important, fire has been integrated in religious and philosophical systems around the world: the four, or five, or sometimes seven elements (the our of them are water, air, fire, earth).