Italian Culture Through Food and Wine
Application Deadline: November 8, 2012
Deposit Deadline: November 15, 2012
Where better to explore food and culture than in a country known best for its food and wine?! This year’s Winter program in Italy introduces you to the production, preparation and consumption of food and wine, which have played an important role in the development of Italian culture. From the excesses of the Romans’ “coene”, to the elegance of the Renaissance tables and today’s revival of regional cuisine. It is often through food and wine that Italians have asserted and defended their cultural heritage.
This course on food and wine profiles Italian food history and culture through an analysis of gastronomic documents and literary texts that span from the ancient Greeks to contemporary times, and through the consumption of food in the most traditional and historical Italian restaurants throughout Italy. Special emphasis will be given to the study of the cuisines and wines of Piedmont, Tuscany, Campania and the Rome area.
As part of this dynamic program, students experience the breadth of Italy by traveling from North to South in cities such as Turin, Florence, Rome, Montepulciano, Assisi and Naples. Click here for more details!
Course: ITA 3510 / HMT 2022A Italian Culture through Food and Wine
Professor: Annalisa Sacca and Heidi H. Sung
Dates: January 5, 2013 - January 20, 2013
(Please note: you must arrive at the Rome airport on January 5, and will depart Rome on January 20. If you depart from New York, for most flights you must leave the day before the arrival date.)
Accomodations and Transportation: all included
Meals: All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 12 dinners (three-course meals) included.
Program Fee: $2,950 - tuition and airfare NOT included
*The program fee may be reduced with increased enrollment.
**Please note: Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you choose to enroll in while abroad.
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