Events and Conferences

Italy and The Mediterranean Diet


A Joint Conference of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the James Beard Foundation

Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20, 2007

This two-day immersion in Italian food culture will feature informative panel discussions that explore some fundamental questions about the Mediterranean Diet as an ideology, a nutritional ideal, a marketing tool, a cultural marker, and a gastronomic paradigm.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Academic Symposiums on nutrition and culture history of the Mediterranean Diet, and a discussion of contemporary Italy's food culture
  • Tastings of artisanal Italian products, such as olive oil, cheese, salumi, coffee, chocolate, and wine.
  • Reception and dinner at the James Beard House prepared by a guest-chef from Italy.
  • Workshops at the James Beard Foundation with the chef-instructors of Apicius, the Culinary Institute of Florence.
  • Field trips to artisanal food producers in NYC.
  • An Italian approach to understanding and appreciating wine.

 

CONFERENCE MENU

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Vincenzo Bacci / Lidia Bastianich / Carole Counihan / Ian D'Agata / Mitchell Davis / Louie DiPalo / Nicolò Derienzo / Ernesto Illy / Paulo Lima / David Lynch/ Anthony Mangieri / Anne Meneley / Marion Nestle / Fabio Parasecoli / Lisa Sasson / Gianluigi Zenti

 


LOCATION:

New York University
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street, New York, New York

and

The James Beard House
167 West 12th Street, New York, New York


COST:

  • General Public $295
  • James Beard Foundation Members $250
  • New York University faculty, staff, and administrators $250 (with current id)
  • Students $200 (with current student ID)

REGISTRATION:

--thank you for your interest the conference , registration is full at this time--

please send an email to sjd311@nyu.edu to place your name on our waitlist.

 

For membership information please visit James Beard Foundation

LIST OF NYC HOTELS:

**THIS LIST HAS BEEN COMPLILED FOR A FORTHCOMING CONFERENCE AT NYU – HOWEVER RATES AND RESERVATIONS MAY STILL APPLY FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE MEDITERANEAN DIET CONFERENCE.**

 

For questions and additional information call NYU's Steinhardt School, Office of Special Programs at 212 992-9380 or email sjd311@nyu.edu