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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In fact if one considers the total range of potential foodstuffs in the world , the
dietary inventory of most human groups seems quite narrow . We pass up some
items because they are biologically unsuited to be eaten by our species .
A classic study of this relationship showed that in over fifty countries higher -
income groups derive far more of their fats , proteins , and calories from animal
sources than do lower - income groups . Proportionate to income , calories from ...
After seven years the group that was not treated had experienced 19 percent
more “ coronary events ” such as heart ... At five out of the twelve clinics involved ,
the placebo groups had the same number of coronary incidents as the treated ...
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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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