Emanuela Scarpellini

Food and Foodways in Italy from 1861 to the Present

Worlds of Consumption. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2016

Despite being a universal experience, eating occures with remarkable variety across time and place: not only do we not eat the same things, but the related technologies, rituals, and even the timing are in constant flux. This lively and innovative history paints a fresco of the Italian nation by looking at its storied relationship to food.