Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1985 - 289 pages
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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It is this aspect of utilizing insects for human food which provides the basic key to
understanding why insects are sometimes avoided and sometimes preferred and
why when insectivory is practiced certain species are eaten more than others.
Compared with the tropics, Europe — like all temperate regions — has far fewer
species of insects, an absence of giant forms, and a relative lack of species which
swarm or exist in concentrated and easily harvested masses. To be sure, as in ...
... Insects Absent 3 4 Cell 1 represents the situation in which the consumption of "
small things" is likely to be most intense, as in Amazonia or in the tropical forest
area of Africa: lots of swarming insect species, few large vertebrate species.
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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 ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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