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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From a nutritional standpoint, insect flesh is almost as nourishing as red meat or
poultry. One hundred grams of African termites contains 610 calories, 38 grams
of protein, and 46 grams of fat. By comparison 3.5 ounces (100 grams) cooked ...
Granting that insects can be eaten without harmful effects, nonetheless the fact
remains that many creeping, crawling creatures are associated with dirt and filth,
which in turn are associated with disease. It is this mental association, whether ...
While insects may be easy to capture, and have a high calorie and protein return
per unit of weight, the benefit from catching and preparing insects is very small for
most insect species compared with large mammals, fish, or even smaller ...
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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
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