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Lecture by Prof. Massimo Montanari: "Pellegrino Artusi & The Building of a National Italian Cuisine"

Date:

11/15/2017


Lecture by Prof. Massimo Montanari:

Lecture by Prof. Massimo Montanari: "Pellegrino Artusi & The Building of a National Italian Cuisine"

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This lecture will focus on Pellegrino Artusi’s book Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene). This cookbook, published in 1891, is much more than a cookbook. Rather, it is 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, advices 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 fifteenth editions, published until Artusi’s death (1911).

Presented on the occasion of the 2nd Annual Italian Cusine Week in the World.

RSVP at https://buildingnationalcuisine.eventbrite.com 

Information

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 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 Ave, #

1133