Why some like it hot : food, genes, and cultural diversity / Gary Paul Nabhan.Publication details: Washington: Island Press/Shearwater Books, c2004Description: 233 p. ; 21 cmISBN: 1559634669 (cloth : alk. paper)Subject(s): Human population genetics | Food preferences | Ethnic groupsDDC classification: 394.1 LOC classification: QH431 | .N28 2004
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -223) and index.
Introduction -- Ch. 1. Sailing through histories encoded in our bodies -- Ch.2. -- Searching for the ancestral diet -- Did mitochondrial eve and java man feast on the same foods? -- Ch. 3. Finding a bean for your genes and a buffer against malaria -- Ch. 4. The shaping and shipping away of Mediterranean cuisines --Ch . 5. Discovering why some don't like it hot -- Is it a matter of taste? -- Ch. 6. Dealing with migration headaches -- Should we change places, diets, or genes? -- Ch. 7. Rooting out the causes of disease -- Why diabetes is so common among desert-dwellers -- Ch. 8 -- Reconnecting the health of the people with the health of the land -- How Hawaiians are curing themselves.