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Re: OFF: Red Meat Stinkiness

Date:Tuesday, June 20, 2000, 22:07
On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Jonathan Chang wrote:

> Concultures: what are some eating habits/ideologies in various > concultures?
In my take on the Praxians (improved pages on Praxian language pending), they eat meat, milk, and dairy products. They tolerate root vegetables in stews and braises. They use spices. Predators are never to be eaten. Horse is to be burnt, uneaten. Fruits, non-root vegetables, grains, etc. are for /eIr@k&nTo/ (a herd-beast), /eIr@n&nTo/ (a herd-man), and /gjum@n&nth@/ (a slave/farmer/city-dweller). Praxians can survive on such a diet in perfect health due to the Great Pact. It should also be noted that, due to the Great Pact, Praxians do not consider the eating of /eIr@n&nTo/ to be cannibalism. However, /gjum@n&anTr/ are still considered to technically be "people", even if they aren't /mor@n&nTo/.