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
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