Allen J. Grieco


Allen Grieco (PhD. École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) is Senior Research Associate Emeritus at Villa I Tatti (The Harvard University Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies). Dr. Grieco has published extensively on the cultural history of food in Italy from the 14th to the 16th centuries and co edited several collective volumes amongst which: Food Excesses and Constraints in Europe, special issue of Food & History (2006), Dalla vite al vino. Fonti e problemi della vitivinicoltura italiana nel medioevo (Bologna, 1994) and Le Monde végétal (XIIe–XVIIe siècles): savoirs et usages sociaux (Vincennes, 1993). Co editor-in-chief of Food & History (Turnhout, Brepols), he is also in charge of a newly launched book series at Arc Humanities Press (US) and a bibliographic project on the history of food in Europe ( funded by the Mellon Foundation, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the IEHCA (Tours). He has taught at Harvard, University of Florence and the University of Bologna as well as created the first English-language M.A. program at the Università delle Scienze Gastronomiche, Pollenzo (Italy) in 2003.
Presently he is working on the finishing touches of a book entitled Food, Culture and Social Politics in Renaissance Italy to be published in the course of 2017.

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