Mediterranean granaries, curated by SOB University in Naples

On the 16th November 2010 The Mediterranean diet was nominated Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The MedEatResearch, Centre of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet by University Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples, directed by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro, was founded in 2012 to nurture, promote and spread Italian food heritage and to boost cultural exchanges on wines and foods from various- Mediterranean countries. Within this project the specific archive Granaries of Memory was created to present the results of the researches conducted by the Centre.
Universita degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa

Caroline Keys D’Andrea

The daughter of the Mediterranean Diet

Carrie Keys D’Andrea is the Ancel and Margaret Keys’ daughter. They were the pioneers of the Mediterranean Diet and the studies on Epidemiology. 

She was interviewed on April 2015 in Saint Paul (Minnesota). She tells how it is to grow up with two experts of nutrition that were around the world, between Japan and Finland, Minnesota and Southern Italy, to compare the diet of the different populations studied.

The American spouses rediscovered the Mediterranean Diet, proclaimed UNESCO heritage on November 16, 2010, in Naples and later during the ’60 in Cilento. Carrie’s memories are tied to that historical period and that land that had hosted her parents for more than forty years. She is an American woman who looks at Cilento, through the stare of her parents, as an Eldorado of an authentic food and life data-style far away from the American “society of consumptions”. 

Interview information


Caroline Keys D'Andrea

Year: 1940
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota (Stati Uniti d'America)
School: University
Profession: Pensioner
Languages: Inglese (americano)



- Keys, A., Honorary Editor (1994). Lessons for Science from the Seven Countries Study. A 35-Year Collaborative Experience in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology. Tokyo: Springer Verlag.

- Keys, A. (1995). The Mediterranean Diet and Public Health: personal reflections. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61 (suppl.), 1321S-3S.

- Keys, A. (1999). Adventures of a Medical Scientist. Sixty Years of Research in Thirteen Countries. Minneapolis: Crown Printing Inc.

- Keys, A. & M. (1959).  Eat Well and Stay Well. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.


- Keys, A., & Haney, M. (1967). The Benevolent Bean. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

- Keys, A. & M. (1975). How to Eat Well and Stay Well: The Mediterranean Way. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

- Moro, E. (2014). La dieta mediterranea. Mito e storia di uno stile di vita. Bologna: Il Mulino.

- Niola, M. (2015). Homo dieteticus. Viaggio nelle tribù alimentary. Bologna: Il Mulino. 

Document by: Rossella Galletti, sottotitoli a cura di Rossella Galletti, MedEatResearch-Centro di Ricerche Sociali sulla Dieta Mediterranea, diretto da Marino Niola, intervista di Elisabetta Moro e Rossella Galletti
Video by: Rossella Galletti e Davide Mancini
Created: 25-04-2015

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