Despite being a universal experience, eating occures with remarkable variety across time and place: not only do we not eat the same things, but the related technologies, rituals, and even the timing are in constant flux. This lively and innovative history paints a fresco of the Italian nation by looking at its storied relationship to food.
Emanuela Scarpellini is Professor of Modern History at the University of Milan, Italy. She has also been a visiting professor at Stanford University and Georgetown University, USA. She is the author of several books, including Material Nation: A Consumer's History of Modern Italy.
1. The Luxury of the Aristocracy
2. Nature and Culture in the Peasant World
3. Eating in the City
4. Homemade Meals
5. The Great Transformation
6. Cuisine in the Age of Globalization
7. Eating in the Twenty-First Century