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 Yanomamo , who also have special ways of expressing their meat hunger ,
regulate the amount of starchy plantains ( a kind of banana ) they consume by the
amount of meat available . They like to alternate bites of meat with bites of ...
That adds up to 228 pounds a year , about the amount of meat , poultry , and fish
that Americans currently consume . Before we decide to blame cancer and heart
disease indiscriminately on eating too much animal flesh , we had better take a ...
restriction did not limit the amount of meat available for human consumption . The
gods conveniently ate the spiritual portion of the animal , while the worshippers
dined heartily on the corporeal residue . And since no culture is ever at a loss 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 ... Leer comentario completo
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred
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