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ANTHROP 1AA3 Lecture Notes - Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Marvin Harris, Stuffed Peppers


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTHROP 1AA3
Professor
Tracy Prowse

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March 26, 2013
Food-there is an eating context matched with social meaning
What Food Has Meaning to You?
Comfort Foods
Food Aversions
Stuffed hotdogs
Chocolate
Grilled cheese
Toast and butter (not margarine)
Kraft dinner with hot dogs
Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy
Homemade cheese bread
Grandma’s stuffed peppers
Raisins
Lobsters-don’t look good dead
Fish or scallops
Nothing off the bone
Mushrooms
Bananas
Yogurt
Sushi
Pink Sauce-ketchup and mayo
White milk
Pattern of aversion often have to do with meats.
Food Classification Systems
Edible-inedible
Hot cold
Male-female
Wet-dry
e.g. Hot and Cold Classification of Foods in Puerto Rico (Cold-cool-hot)
Hot and Cold Classification of Foods
Common in Latin America and Asia
Originally from Greek theory of health (4 humours)
Health-balance of opposing elements
Basic idea in Greek, Indian, Chinese and Arabic medical systems
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