Category Archives: Markets

Porta Palazzo on BBC Radio 4

On Wednesday, March 20, I will be talking about my book Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market on the show “Thinking Allowed” on BBC Radio 4.

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Porta Palazzo – De Bosis Colloquium, Harvard University, March 25, 2013

I will be presenting my book Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market as part of the de Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies at Harvard University. This event is open to the public. March 25, 5-7pm at Boylston Hall, Room … Continue reading

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Babel’s Market

I just found out about this new documentary film that is being made about the Porta Palazzo market in Turin. I can’t wait to see the whole film. I wonder which will appear first my book or their film. It … Continue reading

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Returning to the field

Michele and some lovely uva nera When I was in Turin last month I returned to the field where I did the research for my PhD dissertation, the Porta Palazzo market. I was very anxious about going back after many … Continue reading

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Porro di Cervere

Every time I have gone to the farmers’ market in Bra this fall I have admired the upright bunches porri; I have never seen such elegant leeks. They are particularly white on the bottom and they stand about three feet … Continue reading

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