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The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Douglas Harper and Patrizia Faccioli


Outside of Italy, the country's culture and its food appear to be essentially synonymous. And indeed, as this book makes clear, preparing, cooking, and eating food play a central role in the daily activities of Italians from all walks of life. This book presents a fascinating and colorful look at the Italian table. This book focuses on two dozen families in the city of Bologna, elegantly weaving together an outsider perspective with intimate knowledge of the local customs. The authors of this book interview and observe these families as they go shopping for ingredients, cook together, and argu ... More

Keywords: Italy, Italian culture, Italian food, Italian table, Bologna, family, local customs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226317243
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Harper, author

Patrizia Faccioli, author