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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It takes about twenty- two amino acids to build all of the body's thousands of
different proteins. ... nutrients such as starches, sugar, vegetable fats, and water,
the body itself can synthesize twelve of these amino acids. But there are ten
Under stress, the body mobilizes all the amino acids it can draw on from muscles
and other tissues and converts them into glucose for extra energy. But at the
same time the body needs to step up the production of antigens that provide ...
He claims that he and his companions only ate the bodies of persons who had
died of violence — "who had been freshly killed and were not diseased or senile.
") The burial and carbonization of bodies of the dead reflect, it seems to me, ...
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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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