Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1985 - 289 páginas
The anthropologist/author takes on some of the major food riddles, including cannibalism, to reveal why a culture accepts or spurns specific foods
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lactose, with the exception of the milk of pinnipeds — seals, sea lions, and
walruses — an exception whose significance will become apparent later on.
Lactose molecules are too complex to pass through the walls of the small
ical researchers rushed to identify additional populations that were unable to
digest lactose. They initially labeled those who were deficient in lactase as "
abnormal," but it soon became evident that lactase deficiency in adulthood is the
While researchers have generally agreed that severe lactose intolerance could
lead to the nonabsorption and waste of the calorie-rich sugary part of milk, there
was contradictory evidence concerning whether or not lactose intolerance meant
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Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Leer comentario completo
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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