The Evolution of Italian Food In America

May 21, 2021 249

Thursday, May 27 | 6:00 P.M. EST. Registration fee: $25. REGISTER HERE. Join NIAF and Award-Winning Author/Chef/TV Host Amy Riolo as we explore the history of Italian-American cuisine. Often misunderstood and misrepresented as "unauthentic," the genuine culinary traditions of Italians in America are worth exploring and celebrating.

In this fascinating and informative virtual tour, Chef Amy, a proud fourth generation Calabrian-American, defines six distinct categories of Italian American cuisine and how they came to be. She also compares and contrasts the Italian experience in Italy and the United States simultaneously as a means of illustrating how Italian-American cuisine evolved.

Amy Riolo is an award-winning, best-selling author, chef, television personality, and Mediterranean Diet Advocate. She is known for sharing history, culture, and nutrition through global cuisine. A graduate of Cornell University, Amy is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on culinary culture. She is a culinary thought leader who enjoys changing the way we think about food and the people who create it.

Amy is a food historian, culinary anthropologist and Mediterranean Diet advocate who makes frequent appearances on numerous television and radio programs both in the United States and abroad.


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