Teaching and learning sustainable food systems in Europe
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Teaching and learning sustainable food systems in Europe

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.

A call for change behind the counter: the power of dialogue in small food shops
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A call for change behind the counter: the power of dialogue in small food shops

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…

Food medicines in migrant communities
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Food medicines in migrant communities

The ability to reproduce dietary habits has many health benefits and plays an important role in identity. A conversation with Belgian anthropologist Melissa Ceuterick…

“Safeguarding local ecological practices is saving our future”
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“Safeguarding local ecological practices is saving our future”

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…

Discovering the cultural and natural heritage of Himalayan Pakistan
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Discovering the cultural and natural heritage of Himalayan Pakistan

A chat with Shujaul Mulk Khan, Assistant Professor in the department of Plant Sciences at the Quaid – i – Azam University in Islamabad and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Assistant Professor in COMSATS Institute of Information Technology of Abbottabad have organized lectures for our Master of Gastronomy: Food in the World (Food Ecologies and Sovereignty) program on “Ethno Ecologies in the Pakistani Himalaya”.

Food and power: in Pollenzo students learn how to use food for a positive creation
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Food and power: in Pollenzo students learn how to use food for a positive creation

Nir Avieli is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva and president of The Israeli Anthropological Association. As cultural anthropologist he has conducted anthropological research in the central Vietnamese town of Hoi An since 1998 and has conducted ethnographic research in Thailand, India, Singapore, and Israel.