Week of Italian Cuisine in the World: Lecture by Elisabetta Moro (Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Naples - Italy)
“Mediterranean Diet: A Cultural Pattern which connects Environment, Conviviality, and Longevity”
Thursday, November 8, 2018
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
104 Van Hise Hall
Moro discusses the myths, history, symbols, characteristics, and benefits of the Mediterranean Diet which was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010. She stresses the conviviality, seasonality, and sustainability of this diet. She investigates how two American scientists, Ancel and Margaret Keys, “discovered” the Mediterranean diet linking the medical research to the lifestyle of a community in the South of Italy in the 1950s.