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The Asiatic pastoralists who first tamed and domesticated the horse continued to
relish horsemeat as did the pre-Christian peoples of northern Europe. Taboos
against horseflesh first appear with the rise of ancient Middle Eastern empires.
None of this means that the poorer classes in Europe abstained entirely from
eating horsemeat. The situation was probably not unlike that which prevails in
India with respect to beef. While upper castes hold the cow to be sacred and the ...
Europe (continued) southern, 86, 94 see also Western Europe European hunting
dogs, 187-89 Europeans, 132, 146-47, 151, 214 and beef, 109 and insects, 154,
156, 160, 164, 169, 171-73 and milk, 139 see also Eastern Europeans; ...
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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? I3
three The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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