Cooking up the Past. Recovering Family Tradition

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The Italian American Studies Program of Loyola University Chicago, together with Casa Italia, is pleased to sponsor a special workshop: "Cooking up the Past. Recovering Family Tradition". Led by Michele Fazio, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of English, University of North Carolina, Pembroke. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:00 Pat Casa Italia, 1621 N 39th Ave, Stone Park. IL 60165.

Food and the act of eating play a vital role in shaping family traditions and reinforcing cultural and social ties. Recipes, particular, those passed down from generation to generation, contribute to the creation of a family archive, documenting our tastes in the preparation and consumption of food. Which recipe has stood the test of time in your family and why?

What memories do you have of cooking and eating, and how do they preserve the past in the present? Participants will be asked to bring a notebook and writing utensil and print copies of recipes (and photographs if possible of their families in the kitchen or at the dinner table, to share in small groups as we embark on a culinary tour across cultures and time to reconstruct memory and preserve living history.

SOURCE: Dominic Candeloro

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