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MEMS Lecture Series. Eating Italy: A History of Italian Food and Italian Identity

Massimo Montanari, University of Bologna
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
4:00-5:30 PM
1014 Tisch Hall Map
Pizza, pasta, and tiramis├╣ are today some of the most obvious symbols of Italian culture. Why is this? What has connected food and Italianness so intimately? In this lecture the leading historian of European food explores how the construction of an Italian nation and the confection of an Italian cuisine became entangled. He demonstrates that over the past thousand years, for several and contingent reasons, the inhabitants of the Italian peninsula have politicized their eating habits.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: European, Food, History, International, Politics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS), Romance Languages & Literatures, Department of History