Saints, Feasts, and Sicily, with Fabrizia Lanza
A Sicilian feast is never just about food; it’s a rite that encompasses various histories and traditions. Fabrizia Lanza returns to Boston University from Sicily to discuss the special relationship between food and the feast celebrating Santa Lucia. Legend has it that tremendous famine once came to Siracusa, and the people were so hungry that they had lost all hope of survival. Then a miracle happened: a mysterious ship appeared, loaded with wheat. The grateful citizens took the grain to their homes and cooked it as it was, without grinding it into flour first. Fabrizia will show a short video on the Feast of Santa Lucia and speak about her project to preserve disappearing food traditions in Sicily.