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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Food & Immigrant Life Conference at the New School, 4/18-4/19/13

Here's a great Huffington Post blog by a Associate Professor and Coordinator in the New School's Food Studies Program, Fabio Parasecoli. They are having a food & immigrant life conference there on April 18 and 19. Mark your calendars!

Here's the start of the blog:

When I first moved to the U.S. back in 1998, my grandmother's sister, who had moved from her village in Abruzzo, Italy, to America in the early 1930s, invited me to a dinner organized by her daughters and many of her descendants in Delaware. Meeting for the first time so many family members I had never met before made for an emotional and unforgettable event. The abundant and tasty food eliminated any distance between my numerous cousins and myself. I soon realized that some of the dishes served had the same names as those I was used to eat in Italy, but they looked and tasted different. Chicken parm, pasta and beans soup, baked ziti--all were somehow familiar, but not quite the same. I had never seen such huge meatballs on spaghetti. (link to blog)

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