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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A piglet can gain a pound for every three to five pounds it eats while a calf needs
to eat ten pounds to gain one. A cow needs nine months to drop a single calf, and
under modern conditions the calf needs another four months to reach four ...
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.
Americans are now eating 54 pounds of chicken meat per year. While adverse
medical findings and rising retail prices have led United States consumers to eat
15 pounds less of beef per capita since 1976, consumption of chicken has ...
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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? I3
three The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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