[Thoughts on the Table – 75] The Impact of Geographical Indications on the Italians, with Melinda King

Melinda King

As Melinda King puts it, Geographical Indications are a way to legally recognize quality of place, meaning: “it tastes like it tastes because it’s from this place.” In this episode, Melinda breaks down Certification of Origin in its deep “cultural, social, political, economic, and historical meanings.” Also, she further elaborates on the impact of Geographical Indications by interviewing me as an Italian 🙂

You can follow Melinda through her photography website Apericena as well as on Instagram.

     
Paolo Rigiroli

Author: Paolo Rigiroli

Now based in the UK, Paolo is an Italian who lived in Canada for nearly 18 years and blogs about Italian food and its many aberrations.

2 thoughts on “[Thoughts on the Table – 75] The Impact of Geographical Indications on the Italians, with Melinda King”

  1. Loved this one, Paolo! The Italian romanticism of tradition is fascinating. All my friends who have spent any time in Italy have adopted it, regardless of their disparate backgrounds. I can’t think of a more viral cultural meme anywhere. How do you feel this love of tradition is impacting the advancement of Italy’s culinary arts?

  2. Very insightful episode! I had recognised many of the Italian products but hadn’t considered the other countries who are getting involved.

    It would be interesting to further investigate and pinpoint those who would consciously make the decision not to go through the process. Although it was touched upon, maybe further leaning into it could help further the impact of GI?

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