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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Maori of New Zealand, possessed dogs prior to being visited by European sailing
ships. (Dogs were also present on the Tuo- motus, but little is known about how
they were used.) Virtually all Polynesian dogs ended their lives as part of a ...
While this shows that Maori dogs were useful in the hunt, from an optimal
foraging perspective, the hunting of worms also shows how hard up the Maoris
were for animal food — a subject to which we will return in the next chapter.
There is also ...
modern-day Euro-American dog lovers. Fifty miles north of the Arctic Circle near
Colville Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories there is a group of Hare, an
Athabaskan-speaking people, who make their living from hunting and trapping.
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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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