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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Eventually the trichinosis theory of pork avoidance fell out of favor largely on the
grounds that a medical discovery made in the nineteenth century could not have
been known thousands of years ago. But that is not the part of the theory that ...
More important perhaps was that pork had to be cooked longer than beef
because of the danger of trichinosis. Incredible as it may seem, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture does not inspect pork for trichinosis. The only way to
detect trichinella ...
... 65 Tractors vs. oxen (India), 57 Transmigration and Hinduism, 49-50
Transnational corporations, 16, 248 Trichinosis, 69, 70, 71, 120, 126 Tropics, 172
Tuomotus, the, 181 Tupi-Guarani (language), 206, 207, 208 Tupinamba Indians,
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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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