Study Abroad Trip Focuses On Italian Culinary Traditions

Aug 20, 2015

Farinata is an unleavened pancake from Italy.
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Throughout this week, WBOI has been featuring stories from area teachers that look at how they spent their time away from the classrooms in a series called My Summer Vacation.

Linda Lolkus is an associate professor of foods and nutrition at the Health and Human Services Department at IPFW. While many educators use the summer to take a break from teaching, Linda spent part of her summer instructing a study abroad course in Italy.

The trip focuses on culinary traditions, particularly in small villages and towns within Tuscany. In today’s Summer Vacation story, Linda talks about how her she and her students got up close and personal with what she calls the “real Italy.”