It serves as the focal point for friendship and family time, serving as a powerful bonding context across diverse cultures.
Food could be just simply nutrition but instead it is art, culinary delight and the magnetic force of friendship and family life.
You could argue that this is all simply the necessary result of favorable mutations and evolutionary progress. But I prefer to see loving genius behind it all. I prefer to see God in all the wonder that is food.
Reason #92, food!