From cooked to raw in Almería

It would be Å vankmajer-nice to think that the wide-scale conversion of Spanish country restaurants into brothels is the logical, albeit unexpected consequence of a social craze for abandoning what is feared to be cultural in favour of what is assumed to be natural. However, the replacement of cooks by pimps means that we have not simply zinged from one end of the Levi-Strauss (happy birthday!) raw/cooked axis to the other: although Almerian meat may no longer cultural, is is still socialised. (This post should not be taken to imply that African society is in any way less advanced than Iberian.)

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