Pairings: Progress and Tradition through Food and Wine

Environmental Humanities

Pairings: Progress and Tradition through Food and Wine

Color photograph of two hands digging up beans from the dirt

Photo by Cristiano Minichiello in the Bass Garden, 2023, courtesy of the USUN Rome.

At a critical time when the climate crisis is making indelible changes to our agricultural systems, immigration patterns, food security, safety, and access, the American Academy in Rome presents a two-part event dedicated to reflecting on the roles of producers, consumers, creatives, and thinkers, and their practices, processes, and hopes for the future. The first part of the event will host two Conversations/Conversazioni between culinary projects and local wine producers actively engaged in the principles of zero waste and a zero-kilometer philosophy, committing to spreading the message of emergency. The second part will offer a pairing experience curated and executed by the Rome Sustainable Food Project kitchen in collaboration with the guest panelists, demonstrating how we can consciously, sustainably, and deliciously find a new path forward.


Christina Bowerman from Hostaria Glass (Rome) and the RSFP kitchen representatives: Fausto Ferraresi, Sara Levi, and Giorgia Lauri
Moderated by Aliza Wong


Marco Cirese and Alice Gargiullo from the winery Noelia Ricci (Romagna), Giuseppe Mottura from the winery Sergio Mottura (Lazio), and Guillaume Gelly from the winery Paolo e Noemia d’Amico (Lazio)
Moderated by Tina Cancemi


Pairing Dinner
Three dishes created by the RSFP kitchen combined with three different types of wine selected by our panelists directly from their wineries

Sign up to the public closed on February 6, 2024.

The event will be held in English.

Date & time
Thursday, February 8, 2024
6:00 PM
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
Security notice

For access to the Academy, guests will be asked to show a valid photo ID. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than 40 x 35 x 15 cm (16 x 14 x 6 in.) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

Event sponsorship

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation generously supports Conversations/Conversazioni at the American Academy in Rome.