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 this view , the world food problem is not that plant foods are an inferior source
of amino acids but that a deficit of calories in the diet prevents the amino acids in
plants from being “ spared ” and used as protein rather than as energy .
While fiber deficiency has become a serious problem in affluent industrial
societies , throughout history and prehistory the problem has been too much
rather than too little fiber . Until the twentieth century , fiber was always the
easiest and ...
The solution to the chitin problem is quite simple : eat insects in their pupal and
larval stages before they grow legs and wings and before their skin gets thick and
hard ; or pull off the legs and wings of adult forms and consume only the softer ...
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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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