In the framework the VI Week of Italian Cuisine in the World and in collaboration with Casa Artusi, the Tomasetig Library and the Pravda newspaper, the Italian Cultural Institute of Bratislava presents the publication of the ‘Breve storia illustrata degli spaghetti al pomodoro‘, which will be published in Slovak on the 26th November as an insert of the newspaper.
The publication, with texts by the food historian Massimo Montanari and illustrations in watercolor by Luciano Ragozzino, refers to the homonymous exhibition that is currently on display in Forlimpopoli, at Casa Artusi, and that on the occasion of the Week of Italian Cuisine is at the center of numerous initiatives organized by various Italian Cultural Institutes in the world, from Chicago to Jakarta, from Mexico City to New Delhi, Tirana, Helsinki and Beirut.
The exhibition and the insert draw origin from ‘Il mito delle origini. Breve storia degli spaghetti al pomodoro‘ (Laterza, 2019), an essay by the food historian Massimo Montanari. In this books, the history of the Italian dish par excellence is condensed into a story that, flowing and winding through time and space, includes everything: Mesopotamia, Greek and Roman gastronomic culture, Arabs, fresh and dry pasta, Marco Polo and China, sicilian ‘macaroni eaters’, the discovery of tomato in Mexico, just to name a few.
As part of the initiative, the Italian Cultural Institute celebrates Pellegrino Artusi, writer and gourment, recognized father of the Italian cuisine.
The project is curated by Andrea Tomasetig, antiquarian bookseller.
For more information, visit iicbratislava.esteri.it