Eating in the Diaspora: Food in Italian American History, Identity, and Culture
As numberless movies, TV shows, novels, and memoirs suggest, food is a vital feature in Italian American life. Not only Italian immigrants shaped their place, or their "home," in America through food production, preparation, and consumption, but they also saw in food a means to maintain their relationship with their original "home" across the ocean- --hence the continuing circulation of culinary patterns between Italy and the United States. The exceptional importance of food in the Italian American experience contributed to define not only Italian American cuisine, but the Italian American identity as a whole.
Join Professor Simone Cinotto, as he presents his lecture "Eating in the Diaspora: Food in Italian American History, Identity, and Culture" Wednesday, October 21 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Cuneo Hall 002. For more information see the flyer: Food in Italian American History, Identity, and Culture