Cheap Meat: Flap Food Nations in the Pacific Islands

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Copyright:
2010

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Book Quality:
Publisher Quality
ISBN-13:
9780520945975
Related ISBNs:
9780520260924
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Copyrighted By:
University of California Press
Adult content:
No
Language:
English
Categories:
Social Studies, Cooking, Food and Wine, History, Nonfiction
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I'm still trying to figure out why anthropologists decided to publish this book. Probably wanted tax write-offs for trips to Fiji, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand! NZ sells flaps (cuts of fatty sheep bellies that most Westerners won't eat) to Pacific Island nations as a cheap source of protein and calories. Big deal. Poor people have always bought lesser cuts of meat. But I did enjoy learning about food systems outside the US- turns out we all have the same problems. Not recommended.