Nov 16 2020

Italian Food Culture at the Time of Raphael

November 16, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Chicago, IL


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This lecture will provide an opportunity to celebrate Raphael in 2020, the 500th anniversary of his death. We’ll talk about Renaissance food, starting with a virtual tour of “Casa Raffaello” in Urbino, exploring the kitchen and common spaces. We will also discuss the historic food of today’s Marche region, focusing especially on a renowned cheese that Michelangelo was known to enjoy, and some of chefs who gained fame in Italy during the time of Raphael. Finally, Chef Francesco Bellissimo will talk about traditional dishes, exploring recipes that you can easily try at home with your family and friends.

Event organized by the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at UIC in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago to celebrate the Settimana della cucina italiana nel mondo

Daniele Macuglia is a historian of science and research fellow at the University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. Interested in the civilization of the Italian Renaissance, he has extensively focused on Italian food history, organizing events and cultural programs in Asia and the US.

Francesco Bellissimo is an Italian celebrity chef operating in Japan, businessman, author, and sommelier dell’olio. He serves as the president of the Associazione Culinaria “Italia Ryori Kenkyukai”. As an experienced food critic, Francesco is interested in reconstructing forgotten dishes of the Italian history according to the original recipes as they appear in the archival sources.

Zoom information:

Meeting ID: 846 4296 4298
Passcode: r5@hrvbx


School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

Date posted

Oct 28, 2020

Date updated

Oct 28, 2020