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
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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