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Week of Italian Cuisine in Melbourne
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Week of Italian Cuisine in Melbourne

Categories: Culture and creativity -Food and Wine
Three video documentaries dedicated to Italian food and food and wine traditions.
Food Markets
Food Markets

To mark the occasion of the 4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World (22-28 November 2021), the Italian Cultural Insititute of Melbourne will present a series of documentary screenings dedicated to the year’s theme, ‘Traditions and Perspectives of Italian Cuisine‘.

  • Food Markets III #Palermo‘ (2017): a screening of the documentary film dedicated to the stories behind each product on the market stalls. The markets in the series are the ‘navels’ of their respective cities. They are urban spaces that have gone through a radical transformation but which are still the heart of the economy and the symbol of the city and its local area. Among these is the episode dedicated to Palermo and the Ballarò market. Directed by Stefano Tealdi, in collaboration with RAI 1, ZDF, ARTE, RSI, Majade Filmproduktion.
  • Il mare, nel racconto di una vita‘ (The Sea, in the Story of a Life): a screening of the documentary made for ComeUnaMarea Onlus by Marco Musso (filmed by Emanuele Cira and Gaspare Catania). The video, supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, depicts a ‘typical’ day for a fisherman from Isola delle Femmine (Sicily), highlighting all the critical issues involved in a profession that is in danger of disappearing.
  • Alimentazione sostenibile e cultura con i bambini‘ (Sustainable Nutrition and Culture with Children): a film presenting the Chef Trek Jr. project, a cooking lab for budding young cooks led by chef Renato Bernardi. Through this special tour from Rome to the Roman Castles, exploring culture and sustainable cuisine, chef Bernardi teaches children the importance of the Mediterranean diet, local produce and their connection to Italy’s cultural heritage.

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