Cambridge, MA – Nearly three-and-a-half years after they created Forward Food plant-based culinary training at Harvard, Chef Wanda White and Ken Botts of the Humane Society of the United States returned to campus on June 4 and 5, 2018 to lead Harvard University Dining Services’ (HUDS) chefs and managers through a two-day intensive training and tasting on plant-based cuisine.
Visit The Farmers’ Market at Harvard! The market operates each Tuesday from June 11 through November 26, 12-6pm on The Science Center Plaza. The Market was founded in 2005, and accepts Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) food stamps, Women, Infant & Children (WIC) vouchers, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons. The Harvard Farmers' Market also doubles the value of EBT purchases up to $15 per week. Swing by for some fresh strawberries, hearty greens, farmstead goat cheese, corn on the cob, or for live music!
From our modern viewpoint, pasta seems to have always been an integral part of the Italian culinary landscape, one of the key defining factors determining Italianità, or what it means to be Italian. Although shadowy references to pasta-like foods have been recorded as early as Ancient Rome, the road to becoming a culinary and cultural identity marker evolved slowly over centuries, and pasta did not fully consolidate as a source of national pride until the 20th century. This talk examines how that evolution unfolded, the reasons it was stymied, and the context in which it finally became the leviathan centerpiece of the Italian table that it is today.
Karima Moyer-Nocchi is a professor in the Modern Languages department at the University of Siena and also teaches Food Studies at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. Her research explores the sociocultural, political, and economic implications of foodways and culinary traditions, focusing in particular on the meaning of authenticity. In both of her books, Chewing the Fat - An Oral History of Italian Foodways from Fascism to Dolce Vita, and her most recent work The Eternal Table: A Cultural History of Food in Rome, an epic culinary history spanning from the pre-Romans to present day, she reconstructs histories with food as the central focus, and along the way deconstructs many of the Italian food myths that we take for granted. Moyer-Nocchi was born and educated in the US, and has been a permanent resident in Italy since 1990. She currently resides in Umbria.
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