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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popular demand for meat . Even without the spur of food riots , the Soviet Union ,
for example , spends huge sums to import about 40 million tons of soybeans ,
maize , and wheat from abroad . The sole purpose of this massive effort is to ...
comments : “ The Sharanahua are continually preoccupied with the topic of meat
, and men , women , and children spend an inordinate amount of time talking
about meat , planning visits to households that have meat and lying about the
The Yanomamo , who also have special ways of expressing their meat hunger ,
regulate the amount of starchy plantains ( a kind of banana ) they consume by the
amount of meat available . They like to alternate bites of meat with bites of ...
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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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