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Exhibition Opening: Pellegrino Artusi & the Culinary Unification of Italy

Date:

11/07/2017


Exhibition Opening: Pellegrino Artusi & the Culinary Unification of Italy

Exhibition Opening: Pellegrino Artusi & the Culinary Unification of Italy

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Presented on the occasion of the 2nd Annual Italian Cuisine Week in the World
This exhibition explores the cookbook published by Pellegrino Artusi in 1891, entitled Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene). More than a cookbook, this book was a political project – the contribution Artusi wanted to give his country, laboriously unified a few years earlier. Artusi’s work aimed to reflect the traditions of the whole country, not denying the extraordinary variety of local traditions, rather putting them into circulation, making them known and shared. This project – also a linguistic one: telling the kitchen in a “national” language that everyone could understand – worked in a “inter-active”, almost a collective way, involving many readers that used to send Artusi suggestions, advice and new recipes. That’s why La scienza in cucina became a sort of collective work, adding more and more recipes over twenty years and fifteen editions, published until Artusi’s death (1911).
The Second Annual Italian Cuisine Week in the World will take place place in Chicago from November 13 to 18. Its main objective is to spread the Italian culinary tradition, which, while rooted in a mentality of quality, sustainability and food security, is also an essential part of Italy’s identity and regard to territory and biodiversity. The Week is organised through a cooperative effort of all the public and private actors representing the Italian cuisine in the world, with more than 1000 activities scheduled within the network of 296 diplomatic and consular offices and Italian Cultural Institutes.

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Information

Date: Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Location:

Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan, #1450

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