Come mangiavamo: gli Italiani e il cibo negli anni '50

The book of Lorena Carrara


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This book, entitled “How we ate: the Italians and food in the Fifties,” is an original look at nutrition and food during the post war period in Italy. 

What was the influence did celebrities have in the promotion of culinary models? How did food culture change? What can be learned from the presentation of dishes and table settings? How did the spread of illustrated women’s magazine effect daily nutrition? How was food represented in the films of the decade? And in advertisements? How did mass distribution affect what people ate? How did the domestic role of women change? How did the chef profession change? Can we trace today’s eating patterns back to those years?

Lorena Carrara, a young food historian, addresses these questions in her deft description about food during the Italian economic boom.
Based on the rich collection of books in the Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library, this text represents a new way to interpret culture and food history.

 

Come mangiavamo: gli Italiani e il cibo negli anni '50

Come mangiavamo: gli Italiani e il cibo negli anni '50

By Lorena Carrara.
Edited by Academia Barilla, 111 pp. 2006.

 

 

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