Food exchanges. The creation of a "transatlantic diet" - New episode with Simone Cinotto | Italian innovators

Mar 21, 2022 349

BY: Luca Cottini

The new episode of the show is a fascinating conversation with Simone Cinotto (professor, author, and food scholar at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy) on the reciprocal influences of Italian and American cuisines and the creation of a two-way “transatlantic diet.”

We discussed the meanings of “local” and “global” (or “Italian” and “American”) in relation to cuisine, and explored the cultural, social, and industrial network of food in the past and in our contemporary world. Watch the episode here.

Italian and American food exchanges and the creation of a transatlantic diet

* Local and global. Italian and American. A clarification of terms and a brief history of culinary culture in Italy (3:10)

* A cuisine of exchange, hybridization, and creativity (9:15) * The post-war Americanization of Italian cuisine. New modes of consumption (11:50)

* A brief history of the Mediterranean diet. From the Italian problem to the Italian model (16:20)

* From Coca-Cola to slow food. American models and Italian recreations (28:15)

* The creation of a transatlantic diet. Italian food in the US. American influence in Italy (32:08)

* Slow food and the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Food studies in Pollenzo (43:25)


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