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Maimonides shared with his Islamic hosts a lively disgust for pigs and pig eaters,
especially Christian pigs and pig eaters: "The principal reason why the law
forbids swine-flesh is to be found in the circumstance that its habits and food are
In mediating the age-old struggle between pigs — consummate eaters of grain —
and cattle — consummate eaters of grass — the U.S.D.A. had followed ancient
precedents. By endowing hamburgers with an all-beef identity, it placed an ...
That kind of people eating occurs the world over from time to time regardless of
whether the eaters and the eaten come from societies that approve or disapprove
of the practice. There is no puzzle as to why they do it. Sailors adrift in lifeboats, ...
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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
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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