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Thousands of dinners in Italy and in Europe, telling the culinary traditions of thousands of families

A project by Matera 2019, European Capital of Culture.

A series of dinners (in Italy and in Europe), where the whole family shares their knowledge and experience of food through cooking.

How does it work?

It’s very simple, all you need is a family recipe and a story connected to it. Then you organize a dinner inviting your family and friends, reserving couple of spots at the table for strangers. You cook the main dish and everyone else brings something to add. During the preparation and the dinner you record everything with pictures and videos and share on social media, we will aplificate on our channels and you become part of our community!

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The dinners

It all starts from the material culture, specifically from the food, as a catalyst for cultural identity. Dinners, preparations, mums, dads, grandparents, children, grandchildren. The family opens up to the world. Thanks to the dinner device/medium.

Upcoming dinners

The plates

Every dinner becomes a tangible memory… a ceramic plate. Every plate is unique and represents an organised dinner, and the mother with the recipe of the evening. Every mother / father / grandmother / grandfather etc, who has organised a dinner will have their plate to remember the dinner and the recipe they prepared.

The archive

Thousands of dinners to generate thousands of recipes and stories, all documented online and through social channels, creating a big digital community and online archive.

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Anna Lacovone

Anna Lacovone

La cialledda con le cozze e il pesce fugguito

Arianna Rosa

Arianna Rosa

Attenzione alle sardine

Fama Niasse

Fama Niasse

Yassa con pollo

Angela De Simone

Angela De Simone

Pasta al forno

Arturo Fabiano

Arturo Fabiano

Il calzone

The installation and the final collective dinner

Ten thousand dinners, where the memory turns in ten thousand dishes: a huge installation in the landscape of Basilicata revealed for a special event of Mammamiaaa.

At the end there will also be a great collective dinner, where the whole italian and international community will partecipate.

The Living Atlas of Food Culture

An online open platform on the culture of food, aiming to bring Basilicata’s food production to Europe and vice versa. It will connect producers, operators, together with providing a link to existing online databases and websites - creating special occasions for meetings between people and cultures that otherwise would not have come into contact.

Have questions or interested in participating?

Join the community organizing a Mammamiaaa dinner or drop us an email at info@mammamiaaa.it

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A project by

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A project by

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With the collaboration of John Thackara

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