Fall 2019 News: Italian Studies

Italian House: Plant-based Eating for a College Lifestyle

The Italian House and International Fellow Chiara di Maio were featured in the 3rd episode of “Plant-based Eating for a College Lifestyle”, a video series by W&M Sustainability Interns.Pasta alla Norma One of our Italian Major, Zoe Nelson, who is also an Intern at W&M Dining, participated in the video.

Chiara, Zoe, and our students prepared a dish called “Pasta alla Norma” which is a typical Sicilian recipe and one of the most famous together with cannoli. The dish was created in honor of  composer Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma, an opera produced at La Scala theater in Milan in 1831.

The ingredients of this vegetarian dish are simple but make for a delicious meal: eggplants, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, salt, ricotta salata (cheese, optional) and pasta! Look at our students in action in the video shot by theW&M Sustainability Interns.