Giovanna Scalone was born May 13th, 1931 in Vallo della Lucania.

Her life was marked by hard work in the fields which involved the heavier tasks generally entrusted to men, such as hoeing the earth. She collected firewood, grew potatoes, beans and other fruits, raised goats and chickens and it was her duty to kill them when there was the need to feed the family.

She has never known wealth and comfort as a child or as an adult, but the memory of the foods she consumed in the past, carry her in the Eldorado of flavors of her youth. Her story starts here.

Interview by: Rossella Galletti
Video by: Rossella Galletti and Antonio Puzzi
Editing video by: Annalisa Rascato
Subtitles by: Antonio Puzzi and Rossella Galletti
Document by: Rossella Galletti
Translate by: Francesca Magnani and Rossella Galletti
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Created: 13-07-2019
Giovanna Scalone

Giovanna Scalone

Year: 1931
City: Pioppi (SA)
Profession: Farmer
Language: Italian, cilentano dialect

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