On Tuesday, February 11th, which was, coincidentally, Darwin Day, a conference on the subject of biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems was held at the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo. The key speaker of the day was Professor of Zoology, Marco Cucco, from Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale. Professor Cucco is a conservation biologist, and, … …read more
A chat with Italian-Egyptian Food Activist and Researcher Sara El Sayed Sara Aly El Sayed is a young activist, Slow Food International representative , researcher, and a Ph.D student at Arizona State University. She has been lecturing “Food Politics and Activism in Egypt” a course in the Master of Gastronomy: Food in the World – … …read more
As today is almost a year that I’ve been part of this university, it has been an extraordinary journey. Apart from the regular classes, we had many study trips and winery experiences that were simply breathtaking. But that’s not all; we also had the opportunity to meet first hand a remarkable group of people, whose work, has a noteworthy denouement that walks hand-in-hand within their field of work. Such are the people I want to write about, including the work they do.
On November 14, 2018, three students, together with UNISG Professor Paola Migliorini and a SUSPLUS project representative, shared their findings and experiences with an innovative, international project centered around sustainable food systems with the rest of the University of Gastronomic Sciences. It was very clear from the beginning that Paola Migliorini felt a great amount of pride for the work and findings displayed by all of the participating students, as well as for the enthusiasm with which they had participated in the project.
Italian traditional grocers are dealing with a hard challenge. Since 1957, when the first supermarket came up with a revolutionary concept of food shop, small businesses all over the country have faced the breakout’s consequences of the so called “Esselunga” phenomena. Literally meaning “long S” – as much as the modern form of distribution has prospered -, this innovation has changed customer’s life condition and has allowed them to save money and time in doing their grocery shop…
Renata Soukand is an Associate Professor at DAIS (Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics) at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. For the Master of Gastronomy: Food Ecologies and Sovereignty, she lectured on “Traditional Food Fermentation in Eastern Europe” with specific regional examples of different fermented foods and beverages such as plants, mushrooms, plant-based products, milk products…