Posted in January 2013

Eating as an Ecological Act: Environmental Impact of the Food System

This past week, my Master course confronted some not-so-promising realities about the environmental dimensions of our contemporary food system, and dreamed up ways to promote the shift to more sustainable diets. Dr. Colin Sage, a professor of geography at University College Cork and regular guest professor for UNISG, traveled from Ireland to Italy to lead … Continue reading


Primo Stage – Veneto

As I said to my friend Jamie-Lee yesterday, I finally understand why people do juice cleanses. I’m back in a snow-blanketed Bra after my class’s first stage, or study trip, to the Veneto region, and I am still feeling full from all the polenta, pasta, risotto, salumi, cheese, and rich meat they fed us over … Continue reading


Cooking Indian in Italy — a Crash Course

For me, the most surprising thing about studying at the University of Gastronomic Sciences has not been the coursework. Sure, it is unusual to get to attend beer tastings and learn about the regional specialties of the Veneto region under the auspices of a Master degree program, but that I expected — after all, this … Continue reading