Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture

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Waveland Press, 1998 - Social Science - 289 pages
This text explains the diversity of the world's gastronomic customs, demonstrating that what appears to be irrational food tastes turn out really to have been shaped by practical, or economic, or political necessity.

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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 ... Read full review

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