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When India's Hindus spurn beef, Jews and Moslems abominate pork, and
Americans barely avoid retching at the thought of dog stew, one can be sure that
something beyond mere digestive physiology is shaping the definition of what's
So all human groups spurn blades of grass, tree leaves, and wood (except for
pith and shoots as in hearts of palm and bamboo). Other biological restrictions
explain why we put petroleum in cars and not in our stomachs, or human
They spurned milk because they were lactase-deficient and could not digest it.
But the explanation of why people in the Orient spurn milk cannot be just that.
The Chinese did not spurn milk because they are lactose intolerant; they ...
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureCrítica de los usuarios - Not Available - Book Verdict
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?
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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