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Hindu foodways in this regard simply do not conform to popular stereotypes. In
India people delight in consuming as much milk, butter, cheese, and yogurt as
they can afford, and ghee, or clarified butter, is the preferred cooking fat in
Krishna, god of mercy and childhood, perhaps the most popular deity in India
today, describes himself in Hindu sacred literature as a cowherd, protector of
cows, who are his wealth. Hindus believe that everything that comes out of a cow
(or a ...
Hindu theologians put the number of gods and goddesses in a cow's body at 330
million. "Serving and praying to the cow will lead to Nirvana for 21 generations to
come. " To assist a departed loved one's soul in its journey to salvation, ...
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureUser Review - 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 ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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