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THE ROOTS OF ITALIAN TASTE: REVISITING SEVEN-THOUSAND YEARS OF CULINARY TRADITIONS

Date:

11/18/2016


THE ROOTS OF ITALIAN TASTE: REVISITING SEVEN-THOUSAND YEARS OF CULINARY TRADITIONS

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On the occasion of the Week of Italian Food in the World, (November 14 - 20, 2016), the Italian Cultural Institute and Eataly are pleased to present

THE ROOTS OF ITALIAN TASTE: REVISITING SEVEN-THOUSAND YEARS OF CULINARY TRADITIONS

Friday, November 18th at 1pm
Eataly - 43 E Ohio Street
Chicago, IL

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Many traditional Italian ingredients can be tracked back to prehistorictimes, since the first domesticated plants were cultivated during theNeolithic period. Professor Laura Motta will provide us with an historical overview, based on recent archaeological andethnohistorical research, exploring the past lives of Italian traditional food from Romans' cookbooks to Medieval monasteries and Fascist propaganda.

At the conclusion of the event, guests will have the opportunity to taste a selection of food prepared by a chef of Eataly from ancient recipes, as well as learn how to cook them.

Laura Motta is an environmental archaeologist with a specialization in archaeobotany. She received a degree in Classical archaeology from the University of Pisa, as well as a Master in environmental archaeology and a PhD at Cambridge. Formerly at the University of Siena, Laura Motta has been a professor at the University of Michigan since 2001. Her research centers upon food as material culture, seen through the lens offered by archaeological remains. She is interested in the social and cultural context of food production, preparation, consumption and disposal. She has 30 years of field work experience ranging from late Roman farms in Etruria to Hellenistic rural villages in Egypt; from Early Rome and the first Latin cities to the Copper Age. Currently, she is concerned with the Bronze and Iron Ages, focusing especially on the investigation of the agricultural economy and food production and consumption patterns during the emergence and rise of more complex forms of social and political organization as well as the formation of the earliest urban centers.

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Information

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016

Time: At 1:00 pm

Entrance : Free


Location:

Eataly - 43 E Ohio Street

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