What Does Beef Mean for Our Sense of Self?

The difference in diet was a difference in worldview. “The discourse about the Japanese self as the ‘other’ vis-à-vis Westerners took the form of meat versus rice,” Ohnuki-Tierney writes.Rice” (1994). Meanwhile, similar battle lines were being drawn in the West. In his “Physiology of Taste” (1825), the French epic Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin says, “Some peoples, […]