Friday, October 9, 7 pm – Catching Fire Book Dinner

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human presents a groundbreaking theory of our origins.  Author Richard Wrangham, the Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University and Curator of Primate Behavioral Biology at the Peabody Museum,  shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was a key factor in human evolution.  Chef Jody Adams invites you to an intimate salon dinner with the author, Richard Wrangham, on Friday, October 9, beginning at 7 pm.  The three course dinner, paired with wine, is priced at $100, including tax and gratuity. The book will be available for purchase courtesy of the Harvard Bookstore.  “Richard’s thought provoking conversation and infectious charm make him an incredible host” says Ms. Adams. He is also the co-author of Demonic Males (perhaps one of the best book titles in recent memory) and co-editor of Chimpanzee Cultures.  Please call 617-661-5050 to reserve your space.  Rialto Restaurant is located at One Bennett Street in Cambridge, in the Charles Hotel, and you may obtain additional information by logging on to

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human