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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After ten or fifteen years the inhabitants are presumed to have died a natural
death , and the attendants open the room , shovel out its contents , and sell the
remains for fertilizer . The Buddhist ban on the consumption of beef implicit in the
A touchy issue remains . The cheapest sources of lean hamburger meat lie
overseas in countries ... Others remain silent , adding one more mystery to
America ' s meat - eating ways . To sum up , beef achieved its recent ascendancy
over pork ...
The Craquieto , for example , roasted a dead chief over a slow fire until the
corpse was entirely dry , wrapped the mummified remains in a fresh new
hammock , and hung it in the chief ' s abandoned hut . After several years the
relatives held a ...
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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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