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In India people delight in consuming as much milk, butter, cheese, and yogurt as
they can afford, and ghee, or clarified butter, is the preferred cooking fat in
traditional Indian cuisine. As for animal flesh, some members of the priestly
bodia are great aficionados of fish, which they consume fresh, dried, salted, and
fermented. In addition to fish, Thai Buddhists consume significant quantities of
pork, buffalo meat, beef, chicken, ducks, silkworms, snails, shrimp, and crab.
That adds up to 228 pounds a year, about the amount of meat, poultry, and fish
that Americans currently consume. Before we decide to blame cancer and heart
disease indiscriminately on eating too much animal flesh, we had better take a ...
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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?
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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