Middlebury

ITAL 1003

Culinary History of Italy

Time Around the Table: A Culinary History of Italy
In this course food will be our guide in the exploration of Italian history and culture. The choices that a nation, in our case Italy, made and makes about issues surrounding food tell us about identity, be it social, national, regional, ethnic, or religious. We will examine a number of questions: What do we mean when we talk about Italian food? What did one eat in Ancient Rome or during the Renaissance? And what about today? What are the historical events that have shaped what we have in mind when we say “Italian food”? And what about “Italian-American” food? (Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1344).
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS WTR
Equivalent Courses:
ITAL 0356 *
FYSE 1344 *

Sections

Winter 2015

ITAL1003A-W15 Lecture (Brancoli Busdraghi)