Fabio Parasecoli is Professor of Food Studies at New York University. His research explores the intersections among food, media, and politics, particularly in popular culture and design. He studied East Asian cultures and political science in Rome, Naples and Beijing. After covering Middle and Far Eastern political issues, he wrote for many years as the U.S. correspondent for Gambero Rosso, Italy's authoritative food and wine magazine. He is general editor with Peter Scholliers of the six-volume Cultural History of Food (2012). Publications include Bite me! Food in Popular Culture (2008), Al Dente: A History of Food in Italy (2014, translated into Italian in 2016), Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States (2016, co-authored with Laura Lindenfeld), and Knowing Where It Comes From: Labeling Traditional Foods to Compete in the Global Market (2017). He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
The objective of this course is to bring to the MBA students the necessary information and sensitivity to know, taste and understand wine and food products that have something special to deliver to customers. Wine and food product characteristics and identity are very much linked to the areas of production, that are discussed and partly visited. Managers of companies in the industry share with MBA participants their professional experience and the knowledge of the sector.