September 1, 2018 at 9:15 pm

Sociology & Anthropology Colloquium | Italian Foodways from Fascism to Dolce Vita, Sept. 12

The Sociology & Anthropology Colloquium Series presents Karima Moyer-Nocchi on “Italian Foodways from Fascism to Dolce Vita” on Wednesday Sept. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in Bentley Annex 102, pizza will be served.

Karima Moyer-Nocchi, portrait

Karima Moyer-Nocchi

Karima Moyer-Nocchi is a professor in the Modern Languages Department at the University of Siena, Italy.

Abstract: Karima Moyer-Nocchi will present her recently published book: Chewing the Fat – An Oral History of Italian Foodways from Fascism to Dolce Vita, based on oral history interviews carried out with Italian women in their nineties. This presentation will examine the sociopolitical influence that the fascist era exerted on the formation of the Italian culinary identity, and the role it played in the conceptual development of Italian cuisine as we know it today. Noochi analyzes the notion of “authenticity” and reveals how some of the best-loved myths of Italian food are part of an invented set of traditions, but explains why those have been an important part of societal healing and cultural progression in Italy.

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