DonPasta Italian Performance Artist and Food Activist
"The Art of Food Activism: An Italian Example"
DonPasta (Daniele De Michele) is a writer, DJ, chef, ecologist, “gastro-philosopher,” and a researcher of Italian peasant food traditions and contemporary practices that protect them.
This will be a musical and culinary performance in which DonPasta will produce an Italian dish from his own regional heritage using produce from local, organic providers.
A faculty member in Italian will translate the performer’s description of his traditional culinary practices, their cultural value, and the importance of preserving the diversity of local food histories. The performance will be open to Arizona State University students, faculty and staff, who will be able to enjoy a sample of his food!