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CONFERENCE

CATERINA DE' MEDICI: 500 YEARS OF ITALIAN HOSPITALITY B y K a t i e We i l e r The 5th annual Apicius Conference was hosted at Palazzo dell’Ospitalità by Florence University of the Arts on Saturday, March 16. The conference was centered around Caterina de’ Medici: Five Hundred Years of Italian Hospitality. The event began with opening remarks from Vice-Mayor of the Municipality of Florence, Cristina Giachi, followed by FUA Conference coordinator, Marco Di Manno. Journalist Daniela Cavini gave the keynote speech titled, From Florentine Cinderella to Black Queen: A Myth Hard to Die. Events to follow included writer and professor of Art History at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Marco Cianchi, and his speech, The Dark Side of Caterina: Poisons on the Table, followed by presentations from the Palazzo dell’Ospitalità. The Palazzo dell’Ospitalità presentations included members of the Academic Committee of Apicius International School of Hospitality, Andrea Trapani, Massimo Bocus, and Giulia Tarabusi as well as a presentation from the Apicius sister school in Korea given by General Manager Yunmi Lee. The conference also offered many panels, starting with the General Manager of Hospitality at Villa Medicea di Lilliano, Eric Veroliemeulen, and the villa’s owner, Diletta Malenchini, who

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BLENDING Magazine Spring 2019  

The latest Blending Magazine has been released. The Spring 2019 issue was inspired by the FUA spring conference theme Caterina De' Medici: 5...

BLENDING Magazine Spring 2019  

The latest Blending Magazine has been released. The Spring 2019 issue was inspired by the FUA spring conference theme Caterina De' Medici: 5...

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