Nothing brings people together these days quite like good food and good company. Dinner with Darwin does an incredible job of inviting the reader to dinner but with a heavy side of science, specifically evolution, and does so in such a way as to invite Darwin himself to your table for a deeper conversation. While the book is not a collection of recipes and aperitifs, it weaves a story line through the evolutionary history of much of the food and drink we enjoy. The chapters run like courses at the table, addressing the cook and guests (“A Cooking Animal,” “Feasting”) as well as the courses that have become staples at the modern table (shellfish,...

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