Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, 1985 M01 1 - 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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The reason given for why these three alleged cud-chewers are not good to eat is
that they do not "part the hoof": Nevertheless, these shall ye not eat of them that
chew the cud . . . the camel because he . . . divideth not the hoof. And the shdfan
This leaves the camel as the only bona fide cud-chewer that the Israelites couldn'
t eat. Every vertebrate land animal that is not a ruminant was forbidden flesh. And
only one vertebrate land animal that is a ruminant, the camel, was forbidden.
against sandstorms, camels were the most important possession of the Middle
Eastern desert nomads. (The camel's hump concentrates fat — not water. It acts
as an energy reserve. By concentrating the fat in the hump, the rest of the skin ...
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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 Cow
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