On Monday, December 7, at 3pm EST, Gruppo Italiano presents an online talk titled Faith, Food, Fasting: How Religion Shapes Our Culinary Traditions.
The webinar highlights and explores the impact of poignant and symbolic religious events, such as The Last Supper, and transformational periods of faith, like The Reformation and the Renaissance, and how these monumental occurrences became instrumental in forming our culinary traditions. What practices readily became traditions, and why? How have these traditions, initiated so long in the past, affected Italian cuisine of today? And how do they still form the basis for our eating habits and the way we view foods in our modern times.
Gianfranco Sorrentino, host
President of GRUPPO ITALIANO, Managing Partner of The IL GATTOPARDO Group
Professor of History, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Writer, poet, translator and former head of Italian Studies at New York University and UCLA
Moderated by Stefano Albertini
Phd., Director of The Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, Italian Cultural Center of New York University
Click here to register for the talk.