Instructor 

Sara Silvestri

Location 

Siena, Italy

Course Description 

Why does it matter what people eat, and how does our relationship to food reflect who we are? How can comprehension of food ways enrich our experience abroad? This course is an interdisciplinary analysis of foodways in Italy, with a special focus on Tuscany, using the tools of anthropology, history, geography, sociology, journalism and marketing. We'll examine the issues affecting the world's food today, how food production and consumption are changing and Italy's strategies for protecting its diverse food traditions. We'll use food as a lens through which to deepen understanding of your new home and neighbors for this term in Siena.