Italian American Table

A large part of the Italian American identity is seen shaped in the food surrounding them this can be seen in media such as the movie The Godfather, Fatso, and Big Night. This surrounds the development of singular representations of taste within communities. This leads to all elements surrounding its creation, purchase, and the elements surrounding this cycle. The idea was shaped by the concept of the whole each Italian family eating but did not come originally from a national food base but rose for a novelty of new ingredients available. The society surrounding consumption solidified this identity surrounding these new foods by the end of the 1950‘s. This change is shaped by material and consumer cultures available in the 1920’s and thirties available to these immigrants enabling it to become such a focal point in the idea of family.

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