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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A cow needs nine months to drop a single calf , and under modern conditions the
calf needs another four months to reach four hundred pounds . But less than four
months after insemination , a single sow can give birth to eight or more piglets ...
With plenty of land and pasture , American farmers quite reasonably preferred to
own one cow rather than four or five goats to get an equal amount of milk . As
soon as dairy cattle began to multiply , goats virtually disappeared . To this day
Then a man cuts up the body , removing the legs above the knee and the arms at
the trunk , whereupon the four women seize the four limbs and run with them
around the huts , making a joyful cry . After this they divide the trunk among ...
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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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