Eddie Shumard is back talking with students about food and ag on this edition of Summer of Food. Today's Eddie's guest is Sari Kamin, HRN's Social Media Manager. Sari is also a graduate student at NYU's Food Studies program, and recently she took a class abroad at NYU Florence called "Italian Cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet". Tune into this segment to hear about Sari's educational trip, and how her interest in the culture surrounding food has developed. Hear about the rural and urban farms that Sari visited in Italy, as well as the importance of family meals in the Italian tradition. Which of Sari's biases were confirmed, and what surprises did Sari encounter in the Mediterranean? Find out all of this and more on this installment of Summer of Food! Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. Thanks to PEELS for today's break music.

"Having been outside of the academic world for so long, I forgot how romantic it was to write about food and culture." [6:20]

"Wine is part of the meal in the Mediterranean diet, and that is not negotiable." [17:40]

-- Sari Kamin on Summer of Food