Good to eat: riddles of food and culture
Simon and Schuster, 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 was not much of a deprivation for anyone since the cavalry returned the favor
by making it possible for the British to outdo everyone but the Americans as beef,
mutton, and pork eaters. Now for the American part of the puzzle. As elsewhere ...
The recent history of attempts to market horsemeat within the United States
indicates that horsemeat is acceptable to many Americans if they have the
opportunity to buy it at prices lower than those of other meats. But they seldom
get this ...
Another heavy blow to this explanation is that Americans were not primarily beef
eaters during Colonial times nor during the last century. In fact, as we'll see, beef
consumption in the United States substantially surpassed pork consumption for ...
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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? I3
three The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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