Cutting up a cabbage for lunch, set me thinking….
who first discovered that one could cook and safely eat them?
What made them decide to try it?
The more I thought about it, it made me wonder, who first decided to dig up a carrot and cook it? Or pick some beans to cook and eat? Same for all the other vegetables we enjoy today. Someone, somewhere must have first tried it, wonder who and where?
And, come to that, how many other things did they try and decide were not edible?
Did anyone die trying out different plants for food?