You can learn a lot about a society by what its people eat. And, for that matter, who cooks the food for that society.
That is among the threads of research pursued by Diana Garvin, an assistant professor in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon. She is our guest in this month's edition of Curious: Research Meets Radio.
Listen as we explore the food history of Italy, and what it reveals about the people who prepare food (mostly women), and how roles changed under Fascism.
Professor Garvin works in Italian and Portuguese, but is learning Amharic, the language of Ethiopia.