Week of Italian Cuisine in the World: Lecture by David Gentilcore (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
“Americans in Italy, or How Three Plants from the New World Changed Italian Cuisine”
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Imagine Italian cuisine without the tomato or polenta. Not only did tomato, potato and corn originate from the New World, but initial reactions tended to be one of suspicion rather than acceptance. The factors determining which plants were assimilated, when, where in Italy, and in what ways will be discussed.