Representing Italy through Food is an intriguing collection of interdisciplinary essays that explores the significance of Italian food as a symbol of Italy. The book was recently published and was edited by Peter Naccarato (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marymount Manhattan College), Zachary Nowak (Associate Director of Umbra’s Food & Sustainability Studies Program), and Elgin K. Eckert (Professor at the Umbra Institute). It also features contributions from Umbra professors Antonella Valoroso and Ernesto Livorni. Additional contributors include Massimo Montanari and Ken Albala – keynote speakers for the 2012 edition of Food Conference Perugia, hosted by the Umbra Institute.
The book is separated into sections that address (re)presenting iconic Italy; representing Italy in literature and film; marketing, packaging, and advertising Italy; and global representations of Italy.
The Umbra Institute would like to congratulate those who contributed to Representing Italy through Food on an intriguing collection of international perspectives and their dedication to providing useful resources for understanding Italian food and foodways.