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“Chewing the Fat: An Oral History of Italian Foodways from Fascism to Dolce Vita”

Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 201

Karima Moyer-Nocchi, professor of food studies at the University of Rome, will present her book Chewing the Fat: An Oral History of Italian Foodways from Fascism to Dolce Vita, as part of the Kahn Institute yearlong project Food. Moyer-Nocchi's book is based on oral history interviews carried out with Italian women in their 90s. This visually driven 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. Moyer-Nocchi's most recent book is The Eternal Table: A Cultural History of Food in Rome.


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