Alice Cerutti

Cascina Oschiena

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Country: IT

Region: Piemonte

City: Vercelli

Suburb: Crova

Locality: Cascina Oschiena

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Alice Cerutti

Date of birth: 10-23-1982
City: Torino
School: University
Profession: Farmer
Languages: italiano

Document by: Annalisa D'Orsi
Video by: Annalisa D'Orsi, Luca Ghiardo
Created: 04-10-2023

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Rice stories

Rice stories

Food is a fundamental resource for man and his health, both through the supply of nutrients and the ability to embody traits of human culture that play a leading role in our well-being.

Over time, each territory has built original ways in which to relate to the fruits of its land, enriching them with rituals, symbolic meanings and culinary customs. Much of these relationships have been lost following the years of the economic boom, with the exodus from the countryside to urban centers, with the advent of agriculture for mass production and ultimately with the globalization of markets and the consequent impoverishment of the heritage of biodiversity and ethnodiversity.

The purpose of this archive is to collect evidence relating to the main rice production area in Europe, that is the Po Valley, and to investigate, through the analysis of textual sources and testimonies collected in the field, both what survives of this heritage, and the ways in which which has evolved and reached us, paying particular attention to the explicit and implicit links that bind food and health.

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