International and Global Studies Colloquium “The United Tables of Italy: Pellegrino Artusi and the Unification of Italy in the Kitchen” by Sandra Carletti, professor of Italian.
Food has played an important role in shaping Italian identity, but was Italian food Italian before there was an Italy? In 1891, thirty years after the official unification of Italy, Emilia-Romagna’s native Pellegrino Artusi published La Scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene (Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well). Prof. Carletti will discuss how this iconic, 600-pages cookbook became a turning point in the history of Italian cooking, establishing a national culinary canon and a common culinary language for the newly unified country.
Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 5/3 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs