Delicious History

Fascism Fell While Rice Grew

March 22, 2022

When you think of Italian food, the first thing that probably comes to mind is pasta. But the truth is that Italian is extremely diverse and that diversity has played a huge part in its development, especially during the fascist regime of Mussolini. 

 

This week we are joined by special guest Dr. Diana Garvin, professor of Italian studies at the University of Oregon and author of Feeding Fascism: The Politics of Women's Food Work. She helps us to understand the role that Italian rice weeders played in changing hearts and minds during some of Italy's darkest days. Plus, how they filled people's stomachs with risotto!

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