Culture of Food
Role of Time and Space in Creating the Mediterranean Diet Paradigm
November 15-16, 2022
The Notary Hotel - Philadelphia
The 23rd Street Armory - Philadelphia
The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable® (www.MDRproject.com) promotes the healthy eating pattern distinctive of the Mediterranean, offering a kaleidoscope of flavor palettes and authentic experiences. One important aspect of our focus is to provide the cultural context and the whole story about ingredients, their role in space and time, their socio-economic significance, and beyond. These aspects are rarely shared, but they are indeed an important lenses and valuable elements to create a proper mindset about the Mediterranean Diet.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
1:00 pm Registration and networking.
2:00 pm Welcoming remarks
2:10 pm The MDR® and Culture of Food – Daniela Puglielli, MDR® founder
2:40 pm Ikaria: Lessons in Food & Life from the Blue Zone Greek Island of Longevity. Chef Diane Kochilas
3:10 pm Portion Size, Eating Frequency, Culture and Obesity Risk. Prof. Richard Mattes, Purdue University
3:45 pm Cultural break
4:00 pm The Mediterranean Diet’s Most Essential Ingredient - Matthew Kalamidas, Commercial Director - Loumidis Foods
4:30 pm Future of Food. Italy between National and Global, Tradition and Innovation. Prof. Simonetta Pattuglia, University of Tor Vergata
5:00 pm Mediterranean Diet Books as created by America’s Test Kitchen. Stephanie Pixley
VIP DINNER 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
9:00 am Food Science: How are Mediterranean Cooking and Preservation Practices Yielding Food Matrices with Bioavailable Nutrients? Anita T. Broach, PhD
9:40 am The Mediterranean Station at the WORLD BANK. Midgie Cajayon and Chef Nick Cavaretta
10:15 am The Mediterranean Mindset. A conversation with Gordon Food Service. Amanda Goldman, MS, RD, LD, FAND
10:30 am Culture of Food, Food Culture: a conversation with Food Historian Francine Segan
11:00 am The Mediterranean Culinary Concepts and Food Explorations: educational tastings and beyond.