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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The only way they could make a living in their wind-blown, treeless world was to
disperse cattle and sheep over hundreds of square miles and to keep them
moving in perpetual search of grass and water. In the West, closer to Europe
What about sheep? Sheep — especially lamb — ranks considerably higher in
terms of gustatory prestige than goat, but far below cattle and pigs. Per capita
consumption of mutton and lamb — mostly lamb — in the United States is tiny ...
English mercantile policy dictated that the American colonies, like Scotland,
should grow wool but should not manufacture woolens for export. So raising
sheep could not be as profitable as raising pork and beef, which, as I pointed out
in the ...
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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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