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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Which meat was preferred, beef or pork? During late Colonial times and the early
nineteenth century as far as salted or barreled meat was concerned, pork was
preferred over beef in most sections of the country. My main evidence for this is ...
meant pork; they were synonymous. Kentucky was the "land of pork and whiskey,
" and in Georgia a doctor from Columbus, alarmed by the eating of "fat bacon and
pork, fat bacon and pork only, and that continually morning, noon and night, ...
More feedlot finishing on corn was needed to bring range cattle up to the market
weight; beef lost its price advantage over pork; and per capita beef consumption
fell from a peak of 67.1 pounds at the turn of the century to 54.9 pounds in 1940.
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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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