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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The Asiatic pastoralists who first tamed and domesticated the horse continued to
relish horsemeat as did the pre-Christian peoples of northern Europe. Taboos
against horseflesh first appear with the rise of ancient Middle Eastern empires.
Despite the permission or encouragement of Old and New Testaments,
Europeans never acquired a taste for locusts. Caprice? I doubt it. If one inspects
a map showing the maximum recorded invasions of Schistocera gregaria,
virtually all of ...
Europe (continued) southern, 86, 94 see also Western Europe European hunting
dogs, 187-89 Europeans, 132, 146-47, 151, 214 and beef, 109 and insects, 154,
156, 160, 164, 169, 171-73 and milk, 139 see also Eastern Europeans; ...
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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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