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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Let me attend first to the reason why Jahweh wanted edible animals to be cud-
chewers. Among animals raised by the ancient Israelites, there were three cud-
chewers: cattle, sheep, and goats. These three animals were the most important ...
Leviticus consistently bans all vertebrate land animals that do not chew the cud. It
bans, for example, in addition to swine, equines, felines, canines, rodents, and
reptiles, none of which are cud-chewers. But Leviticus contains a maddening ...
Whichever it was, it had no rumen and it did not chew the cud. This leaves the
camel as the only bona fide cud-chewer that the Israelites couldn't eat. Every
vertebrate land animal that is not a ruminant was forbidden flesh. And only one ...
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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
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three The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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