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The grounding of the fear and loathing of pigs in self-evident piggishness goes
back at least to the time of Rabbi Moses Mai- monides, court physician to the
Islamic emperor Saladin during the twelfth century in Egypt. Maimonides shared
I began this puzzle by saying that pigs are the most efficient mammalian
converters of plant foods into animal flesh, but I neglected to say what kinds of
plant foods. Feed them on wheat, maize, potatoes, soybeans, or anything low in
velopment of a traditional aversion to pig meat as an unknown and alien food.
But why was this tradition preserved and strengthened by being written down as
God's law long after the Israelites had become settled farmers? The answer as I ...
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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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