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Quetzalcóatl’s last gift to humankind: cacao - A conversation with Giuliana Adamo

Date:

11/24/2017


Quetzalcóatl’s last gift to humankind: cacao - A conversation with Giuliana Adamo

In occasione of the II Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World, Giuliana Adamo (TCD) will lead us on a journey from the Mexican origins of cacao, where it was either a sacred symbol or their ancient currency, to its totally different meaning and use in Europe, as one example of the dramatic consequences following Columbus’ discovery of America and Cortez’s Conquista.

An historical rendering, rich in curious details, of clash of civilizations, papal debates, artistic representations and changes in society following the importation in Europe of the so-called “Food for the Gods” which keeps on enchanting us all today.

After the book presentation, Febvre Wines will present Villa Banfi's Rosa Legale wine, a perfect match for the Pernigotti chocolates that Little Italy Ltd will offer.

 

The event will be in English.

Information

Date: Friday, November 24, 2017

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

942