Food Culture in Italy (Greenwood Publishing Group), a new book by Fabio Parasecoli, currently on the faculty of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, will be discussed at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W. 12th Street, on Tuesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. The book launch will be introduced by Marion Nestle, NYU professor and author of Food Politics and Safe Food. This event is free and open to the public; for further information call 212-998-3862.

Food Culture in Italy provides an intimate look at how Italians cook, eat, and think about food today. The changing roles of women cooks are explored as well as how convenience foods are making an inroad into Italian cooking. The book also examines how Italian food is perceived and portrayed in the media - Italians living la dolce vita and the importance of Italian family and community life and food.

Other issues center on concerns about the food supply, the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, and the Slow Food movement.

WHAT: Fabio Parasecoli, author of Food Culture in Italy, discusses his book.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 9, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University 24 W. 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

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