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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riddles of food and culture Marvin Harris. THE ABOMINABLE PIQ An aversion to
pork seems at the outset even more irrational than an aversion to beef. Of all
domesticated mammals, pigs possess the greatest potential for swiftly and
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 ...
But it seems likely that the aversion to dark green, leafy vegetables represents an
attempt to satisfy the malnourished child's most urgent calorie-protein needs first.
If, as a result of poverty, the only choice available is to eat rice or green, leafy ...
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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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