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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For example , to anticipate things to come , the most carnivorous cuisines are
associated with relatively low population densities and lands not needed or
unsuitable for planting crops . In contrast , the most herbivorous cuisines are
For example , humans need twice as much of the essential amino acid
methionine as of threonine , but beans have four times as much threonine as
methionine . Strictly speaking , human flesh itself contains the highest - quality
protein that ...
Among birds , for example , Leviticus bans the flesh of the eagle , ossifrage ,
osprey , ostrich , kite , falcon , raven , nighthawk , sea gull , hawk , cormorant , ibis
, waterhen , pelican , vulture , stork , hoopoe , and bat ( not a bird of course ) .
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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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