Food and (multi) Culture in Italy

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food and (multi) Culture in Italy

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    European Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    None. Students will pay a fee to cover the cost of the field-study trip.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1 - 2
  • Overview

    This 1-credit weekend fieldtrip course presents food in its complex connections with culture, nutrition, environment, society, economics and politics. Combining traditional lectures and discussion meetings with hands-on co-curricular activities, the course will lead students to the city of Torino, a leading city in Italy for food studies and the slow food movement. The lectures and meeting with professors from the Università di Studi Enogastronomici provide a dynamic learning environment with an interdisciplinary approach while the practical assignments allow students to explore and experience fìrst-hand food culture in different settings around Torino. All course topics are accompanied by practical activities, ranging from meetings in Eataly, the famous slow food supermarket, to food and wine pairing and tasting workshops (observations and meetings with the experts). The course will also take advantage of Torino?s rich multicultural fabric by visiting the largest international market in Italy, Torino?s Porta Palazzo market, where food traditions from Italy and around the world come together.

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