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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Buddha did not single out beef eating as a special evil, but since cattle were the
principal objects of ritual slaughter, his condemnation of animal sacrifice implies
that beef eaters were among the worst offenders. I feel confident that the rise of ...
Animal shelters are part of a whole system of values, ideas, and rituals whose
historic payoff — the prevention of wasteful beef eating by elites — rationally
justifies the expenditures incurred by a handful of pious cow-shelter enthusiasts.
Reformist Jews, 70 Regnaut, Father, 211-12 Reindeer, 90 Religion, 86 vs.
foodways, 50-51 nonkilling, 53-55 Rice, 44, 59, 238, 245-47 Rice weevils, 164
Rickets, 36, 140, 142, 145-48 Rig Veda (Hindu texts), 28, 51- 53, 55 Ritual
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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
ONe Good to Think or Good to Eat? I3
three The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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