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ANTH 3888 calendar: f2014


 Anthropology of Food
Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 05:25 (05:25 AM) CDT, day 294 of 2014
BBC Food
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Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At
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National Geographic
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People


Somerset knitters make jumpers for bald chickens.



1 a : the common domestic fowl (Gallus gallus) especially when young; also : its flesh used as food — compare jungle fowl b : any of various birds or their young
2 : a young woman
3 a : coward b : any of various contests in which the participants risk personal safety in order to see which one will give up first
4 [short for chickenshit] slang : petty details
5 slang : a young male homosexual

  to lose one's nerve —usually used with out <seemed to exhibit courage, manliness, and conviction when others chickened out — J. R. Seeley

1 a : scared b : timid, cowardly
2 slang a : insistent on petty details of duty or discipline b : petty, unimportant

ETYMOLOGY:   Etymology: Middle English chiken, from Old English cicen young chicken; akin to Old English cocc cock

Date: 14th century

"chicken." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.
Merriam-Webster Online. 26 February 2010

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Tastes like chicken
"Why did the chicken cross the road?"
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List of chicken breeds
Egg (food)

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A rooster and hen chicken.

A rooster (left) and hen (right)

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Gallus
Species: Gallus gallus
Subspecies: Gallus gallus domesticus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Binomial name
Synonyms: Rooster (m), Hen (f)



St. Brigit of Ireland (Kildare), Patroness of Chicken Farmers

St. Brigit of Ireland (Kildare),
Patroness of Chicken Farmers,

Buff Orpington rooster.

Buff Orpington rooster

Free-range chickens, The Flying McCoys, 30 January 2011

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