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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That ingredient is calcium, a mineral the body used to build, maintain, and repair
its bones. The solid portion of milk is the most concentrated of all dietary sources
of calcium. Adequate supplies of calcium can also be obtained from eating dark ...
Although the mortuary customs of many band and village societies called for the
consumption of portions of the remains of dead relatives, only the ashes,
carbonized flesh, or ground-up bones of the deceased were generally ingested.
We ourselves have observed several instances of the cremation of the deceased
in the village plaza on the day of his death, the careful collection of the half-
carbonized bones from the ashes, and the grinding of these bones in a wooden ...
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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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