Traditional Farming and Eating in a Modern World. A Conversation with Fabrizia Lanza and Ann Yonkers
On the occasion of the Second Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, join us for a conversation with Fabrizia Tasca Lanza, food scholar and owner of the acclaimed Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School (Regaleali, Sicily) and Ann Yonkers, food pioneer and co-founder of FRESHFARM Markets, the largest network of producer-only farmers markets in the Mid-Atlantic region.
As we explore Sicily’s regional cuisines, the correlation among agriculture, tradition and cooking will allow us to compare different farming models and how they relate to society, from the Mediterranean region to the United States.
Food expert and anchor at The Washington Post, Mary Beth Albright, will be leading the conversation discussing the role of farming in the modern world, the importance of organic products and how holding on to traditions defines our eating habits, lifestyle, and becomes a mean to preserve not only gastronomic heritage but also cultural diversity.
A screening of Amuri: Sacred Flavors of Sicily, a documentary about slow food traditions and typical dishes prepared during religious festivities in Sicily, will follow together with a Sicilian wine tasting kindly sponsored by Tasca D’Almerita.
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