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Creole-Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture | World Week of Italian Cuisine

Date:

12/05/2019


Creole-Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture | World Week of Italian Cuisine

Justin A. Nystrom, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University in New Orleans, will present his book (The University of Georgia Press, 2018) in New Orleans on November 21 and in Los Angeles on December 5. The book investigates how generations of Sicilian immigrants have flavored creole cuisine.

Moderated by Luisa Del Giudice

Luisa Del Giudice, Ph.D. is an independent scholar, has taught at UCLA and Addis Ababa University as a visiting professor, and was Founder-Director of the public nonprofit, Italian Oral History Institute. She has published and lectured widely on Italian and diaspora ethnology and oral history, with a strong interest in food history (e.g., St. Joseph’s Day Tables, Paesi di Cuccagna, Slowfood, history of pasta, wine in immigrant culture, food justice), and has produced many public programs in Los Angeles. In 2008 she was named an honorary fellow of the American Folklore Society and knighted by the Italian Republic. Among her publications: Imagined States: Imagined States: National Identity, Utopia, and Longing in Oral Cultures, Utah State UP, 2001; Oral History, Oral Culture and Italian Americans, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009; Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development, Fordham UP, 2014, and On Second Thought: Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, Purpose; University of Utah Press, 2017.

Special spotlight on prosecco DOCG wine from the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene that have just officially become Italy’s 55th UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Organized by the IIC, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy of Los Angeles and Houston and the American Italian Cultural Center.

Information

Date: Thursday, December 05, 2019

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy of Los Angeles and Houston and American Italian Cultural Center.

Entrance : Free


Location:

Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles

1738