Parasecoli, Fabio

Fabio Parasecoli

Fabio Parasecoli
PhD, Agricultural Sciences, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Food Studies Program

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Areas of Expertise:
International food studies movement; intersections of food, media, and politics; food and movies; sociopolitical aspects of geographical indications and other food-related intellectual property; sustainable tourism; food culture in Italy.
Fabio Parasecoli teaches courses on food and popular culture at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, and courses on food and culture in the Food and Wine MBA of the University of Bologna, Italy. Born in Rome, Mr. Parasecoli is a former correspondent who traveled frequently to Asia to cover politics and culture. He conducted postgraduate research on contemporary Chinese history for two years in China. Mr. Parasecoli gradually shifted his professional focus to food writing. He worked for many years as the U.S. correspondent for Gambero Rosso, Italy’s authoritative food and wine magazine. He has a blog on the Huffington Post, and collaborates with U.S.-based and international organizations and institutions on food-relates issues.
Courses Taught:
  • Food, Global Trade, and Development
  • Feasting your Eyes: Food and Film
  • Food and Culture in the Mediterranean
Recent Publications:
Food Culture in Italy (2004)

Introduction to Culinary Cultures in Europe (Council of Europe, 2005)

Bite Me! Food in Popular Culture

Cultural History of Food (six volumes) (2012) (general editor with Peter Scholliers)

Al Dente: A History of Culture in Italy

Unequal Territories: Food, Place, and Power in the Global Market (forthcoming 2015)

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