Tales of the Piacentine: The production of wine and salame within a “garden territory.” (FREE ADMISSION)

Tales of the Piacentine: The production of wine and salame within a “garden territory.” (FREE ADMISSION)

WHEN: Saturday, 31 May 2014

TIME: C. (11.15 am to 11.45 am)

WHERE: Ryan’s Private Dining Room, Treasury Hotel 130 William Street, Brisbane, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane

 

Andrea Bosio presents Tales of the Piacentine: The production of wine and salame within a “garden territory.” A Thirty minute FREE presentation.
Contemporary Italy is inscribed within a history that “involves thinking of the food system not as a simple reality, influenced by the nature of places, but rather as a complex construction” (Montanari 2009). The talk will present the agricultural region around the city of Piacenza, in Emilia Romagna, characterized by a diversity of environmental landscapes which have been historically influencing its political, economical, and, ultimately, gastronomic history.  Such a region is considered as a garden territory, for its co-existence of a vast network of historical artefacts inserted within a cultivated agricultural landscape of picturesque nature.

 

 

The presentation will explore the considered context through the narration of a field trip, during which local wine makers, restaurateurs and salame artisans have been interviewed. Their activity, and the food and wine by them produced, speaks of traditions coming from the local rural history that are intertwined with contemporary gastronomic phenomena such as the trend of natural wine, the creation of touristic food routes, and the connection with the Slow Food movement.

 

Andrea Bosio

Andrea Bosio is a PhD candidate of Architecture from Griffith University. His research investigates on the cultural and physical relationship between the food system and the built environment through a comparison between Italy and Australia. He is also a teacher of Italian at Dante Alighieri Italian school in Brisbane, where he teaches Italian classes as well as cooking classes in Italian.
 
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