This course, taught in English, will look at Italian food culture through essays, literature, films and other works that highlight the role and significance of food and eating. Course content will span the origins of Italian cuisine through the present slow food movement in Italy. Themes of discussion will include the relationship between eating and religion, politics, social class, health and gender differences. Ultimately, the course will examine these influences on Italian American cuisine and culture.
Italian 42C: Food and Literature in Italy
Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi