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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In fact if one considers the total range of potential foodstuffs in the world , the
dietary inventory of most human groups seems quite narrow . We pass up some
items because they are biologically unsuited to be eaten by our species .
After seven years the group that was not treated had experienced 19 percent
more “ coronary events ” such as heart ... At five out of the twelve clinics involved ,
the placebo groups had the same number of coronary incidents as the treated ...
Travelers , missionaries , and scientists report that Amazonian groups practiced a
number of interesting variations on this basic theme . The Craquieto , for example
, roasted a dead chief over a slow fire until the corpse was entirely dry ...
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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
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred
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