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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As I hope to show, major differences in world cuisines can be traced to ecological
restraints and opportunities which differ from one region to another. For example,
to anticipate things to come, the most carnivorous cuisines are associated with ...
With an increase in human population density, farm acreage increased and the
oak and beech forests were destroyed to make room for planted crops, especially
for olive trees, thereby eliminating the pig's ecological niche. To update Coon's ...
Islam, in other words, to this very day has a geographical limit which coincides
with the ecological zones of transition between forested regions well suited for
pig husbandry and regions where too much sun and dry heat make pig
husbandry a ...
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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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