Food traditions, society and sustainability: zoom in the Panarda tradition 11

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The 2015 Universal Exposition, where about 147 countries will be represented, will allow us to discover different food cultures, their histories, the relations of these traditions with societies and their evolutions. Speaking about sustainability of our nutrition, as we try to do in our blog, also means speaking about its economic, social and cultural aspects. In particular, the organization of the meals, food moments of celebration well reflect the values of the different societies: the relationship with the resources shortage, the sharing moments, the inequalities, the connections with the territory. Today we are going to zoom in the “Panarda”, secular tradition of the Italian Region of the Abruzzo. This article has been written by Raffaello, who has contacted us some weeks ago. Have a nice reading! Thanks to Raffaello! Juliette, Laura and Lucia The history of the peasant civilization always leans on their own territories, within identity schemes, within the ...

Rome and the Lazio at the 2015 Expo

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Even though Milan, the financial capital, will be the hosting city of the Expo 2015, Rome, the institutional capital, will be an active participant of this event. According to his mayor, Marino, indeed, Rome will be the “natural entrance for hundreds of delegations coming from different parts of the world” and therefore his active participation “ is a responsibility even before being an opportunity”[1]. I had the chance to assist to an event, which took place in FAO Headquarter last Friday 14th March, chaired by the institutional representatives of Rome and the Lazio Region, Marino and Zingaretti, together with Eduardo Rojas Briales, Vice Director General of FAO and General Commissary of the UN for Expo 2015, and the President of Expo 2015 S.p.A. and General Commissary for the Pavillion Italy, Diana Bracco. During this event, the participation of Rome to the Expo has been presented in detail. Rome: a big ...