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In Los Angeles: Luisa Del Giudice on Mountains of Cheese, Rivers of Wine

(Feb 13, 2014)

On Tuesday, February 18, the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Cuisine - Los Angeles chapter presents Mountains  of Cheese, Rivers of Wine: Paesi di Cuccagna, Gastronomic Utopias and Food Justice.  This illustrated lecture by Luisa Del Giudice examines the mythic Paese di Cuccagna, known variously as Cockaigne, Schlaraffenland, or the Big Rock Candy Mountain, through folksong, legend, narrative, festival, broadside, and print, and explores its role in Italian/American culture and foodways. The lecture launches the initiative, Around the Italian Table: Culinary Conversations, a series of lectures focused on Italian food and wine traditions.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @ the IIC
1023 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles CA 90024

6:30 PM Light reception
7:30 PM Lecture

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