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From Theory to Practice: The Reality of the UniSG Convivium

Posted 5 years, 2 months ago

“The destiny of nations depends upon the manner in which they feed themselves”, observed the French gastronome Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, already in 1825. What does it mean? How can food shape your life and the life of the entire world? To understand this and all the meanings that food has, you need time, study and passion. These are the reasons that brought Carlin Petrini to create the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Unisg) in 2004 ... my current University. Food is in the center, food is the center, and you study it from all the perspectives.  Students from all over the world come here to finally learn about something you always get in contact with, although you don’t know a lot about it. You get to understand the wide, complex world behind food and its social, environmental, economic, cultural and ethical impact.

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Connect with the people that produce our food!

Posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Antique records in grocery stores. Community members in fledgling gardens. Quaint restaurants in strangers’ homes. No longer such a strange idea, consuming local, biological food has become a trendy way to green our carbon footprint while enjoying ourselves. But have we dirtied our hands at a vegetable bed recently? Or had an in depth discussion about our sausage with the pig farmer, Norbert? Most often the response is a ‘no’. 

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