Shifting geographies of ethnobotany: How Iraqi is the Mediterranean Diet?

Shifting geographies of ethnobotany: How Iraqi is the Mediterranean Diet?

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 15th Oct 2019

Professor Andrea Pieroni delivers the Kent-Kew Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture for 2019. He will examine the deep history and culture of the Mediterranean Diet, now recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. As a food system it is largely based on wild vegetables, which have been surprisingly neglected in food studies.

He will present the wild food ethnobotany of diverse populations of the Middle East and the Caucasus, and will discuss the similarity between the wild vegetables gathered and consumed by Christian communities in Iraq, who possibly represent the descendants of ancient Assyrian and Mesopotamic populations, and those of the Greek and Sicilian traditional diets. Prof. Pieroni is Rector of the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy.

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2019-10-15 2019-10-15 Europe/London Shifting geographies of ethnobotany: How Iraqi is the Mediterranean Diet? Prof. Andrea Pieroni discusses the ethnobotany of wild foods and their role in the Mediterranean diet. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/15/shifting-geographies-of-ethnobotany-how-iraqi-is-the-mediterranean-diet-215781 Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre,Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew Road,Kew Gardens

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