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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As a result of a preference for finely milled grains and flours from which the outer
covering had been removed , the vitamin B , -deficiency disease known as
beriberi became widespread throughout the Orient . Today the preference for
After all , a preference for cattle , sheep , and goats and the rejection of pigs in the
Middle East long antedated the birth of Islam . This preference was based on the
cost / benefit advantages of ruminants over other domestic animals as sources ...
Whatever the precise combination of factors preventing northerners from
developing a preference for pork , they were not merely acting out their ancestral
British preference for beef . The British , after all , settled the South as much as
the North ...
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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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