TALK: The Evolution of the Mediterranean Diet from the Middle Ages

Allen James Grieco (History, Villa I Tatti, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)
Monday, February 23 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

The concept of the Mediterranean diet is a modern invention; the Middle Ages and Renaissance had some very different food values. The lecture is a look at the recent construct and its relationship with overview of medieval and Renaissance diets. It ties the diets of the present and the past together. Allen J. Grieco is the Lila Acheson Wallace Assistant Director for Gardens and Grounds & Scholarly Programs at Villa I Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence) and is presently a Visiting Professor in History at Harvard University.

Sponsored by Medieval Studies, the IHC’s Mediterranean Studies RFG, the Dept. of History, the Dept. of French and Italian, Renaissance Studies, and the IHC’s Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune Endowment.


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