[Sca-cooks] Food and racism and colonialism

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Fri Sep 7 21:59:30 PDT 2012

On 9/7/12 5:22 PM, Ana Valdés wrote:
> They plundered and killed and stole all the food we eat now, corn,
> potatoes, tomatoes, chili, beans, coffe, sugar, spices.
Coffee is from Abyssinia; sugar is also old world. I think allspice is 
the only important New World spice.

> They met Maya and
> Inca civilizations which were superior than them, but lacked weapons
> and horses and weels.
I don't think either the Maya or the Inca were any less bloodthirsty 
than the Spanish; I'm not sure on what other basis you are defining 

David Friedman

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