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 this view , the world food problem is not that plant foods are an inferior source
of amino acids but that a deficit of calories in the diet prevents the amino acids in
plants from being “ spared ” and used as protein rather than as energy .
While fiber deficiency has become a serious problem in affluent industrial
societies , throughout history and prehistory the problem has been too much
rather than too little fiber . Until the twentieth century , fiber was always the
easiest and ...
One of the principal problems confronting this system has always been the
tendency to slaughter animals which are ... The religious proscription against
beef eating contributes to the solution of this problem , not only by preventing
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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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