Good to eat: riddles of food and culture
Simon and Schuster, 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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Lowie found it to be an "astonishing fact that eastern Asiatics, such as the
Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, and Indo-Chinese have an inveterate aversion to
the use of milk." I shared Lowie's sense of wonder. As an admirer and frequent ...
So why didn't the Chinese (or anybody else) ever milk their pigs? The answer is
that the pig s mammary glands are not suitable for milking. The whole physiology
of the pig reflects a strategy of nursing that is different from that of the ruminants.
"They were delicious," replies the minister. The events depicted may not have
actually occurred, but there is nothing apocryphal about the fundamental
difference between Chinese and Euro-American attitudes toward dogflesh. As
reported in ...
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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
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three The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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