Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1985 - 289 pages
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 challenge which must be met is not merely why Americans think beef is good
to eat but why there is an order of preference for beef, pork, lamb, mutton, and
goat which has changed considerably from Colonial times to the present. In 1623
The few Americans who consume goat tend to be low-income southerners,
especially blacks, with rural sharecropping or slave ancestry, whose parents
never owned enough land to keep a cow. Goats are also in favor among the
generation of ...
The other side of America's diminishing interest in raising and eating goats and
sheep (and abiding rejection of horsemeat) is the ready availability of pork, beef,
and veal as substitutes for goats, mutton, and lamb. Under the ecological and ...
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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 ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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