Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 35 min
Yield: 4 servings
p>Persia inspired these carrots that are savory, but become sweet by eliminating the garlic and increasing the apricots (serve for dessert with sour cream or whole milk yogurt sweetened with honey).
Richard Wrangham, a professor at Harvard University and author of Catching Fire, studies the role of cooking in human evolution. "Once you start thinking about the importance of cooking -- its supply of energy, its strange distribution compared to natural foods -- it's bound to have affected our evolution hugely, our behavior, our society, our cognition, all sorts of features about us," he says.