Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Waveland Press, 1998 M07 2 - 289 páginas
Why are human food habits so diverse? Why do Americans recoil at the thought of dog meat? Jews and Moslems, pork? Hindus, beef? Why do Asians abhor milk? In Good to Eat, best-selling author Marvin Harris leads readers on an informative detective adventure to solve the worlds major food puzzles. He explains the diversity of the worlds gastronomic customs, demonstrating that what appear at first glance to be irrational food tastes turn out really to have been shaped by practical, economic, or political necessity. In addition, his smart and spirited treatment sheds wisdom on such topics as why there has been an explosion in fast food, why history indicates that its bad to eat people but good to kill them, and why children universally reject spinach. Good to Eat is more than an intellectual adventure in food for thought. It is a highly readable, scientifically accurate, and fascinating work that demystifies the causes of myriad human cultural differences.
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According to the latest recommendation of the Food and Agriculture/World Health
Organization, an adult male weighing 176 pounds (80 kilos) needs about sixty
grams of protein per day. In 1980 Poles were getting not sixty but over one ...
Or in terms of protein, it takes four grams of protein in the grains to produce one
gram of protein in the meat. In order for the United States to support its current
meat consumption habits, 80 percent of the grain grown on United States farms
Although calorie for calorie carbohydrates are about 13 percent more efficient
than fats in sparing proteins, fats provide 100 percent more calories than
carbohydrates (such as sugar or starch) per gram. This means that far fewer
grams of fat ...
Wild game contains over five times more polyunsaturated fats per gram than is
found in domestic livestock. Equally important for placing the present panic over
meat consumption in proper perspective is that wild animal carcasses contain 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
Una lúcida y bien desarrollada explicación de los tabúes alimentarios muchas veces vistos como religiosos pero mal justificados. Un antropólogo lucido
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