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As a result of a preference for finely milled grains and flours from which the outer
covering had been removed, the vitamin Bi-deficiency disease known as beriberi
became widespread throughout the Orient. Today the preference for finely ...
After all, a preference for cattle, sheep, and goats and the rejection of pigs in the
Middle East long antedated the birth of Islam. This preference was based on the
cost/benefit advantages of ruminants over other domestic animals as sources of ...
Whatever the precise combination of factors preventing northerners from
developing a preference for pork, they were not merely acting out their ancestral
British preference for beef. The British, after all, settled the South as much as the
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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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