Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Naples (Italy) Suor Orsola Benincasa. Since 2010 she’s studying the anthropological and historical heritage of the Mediterranean Diet, confirmed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
She is Co-director of the Mediterranean Diet Virtual Museum, Co-director of the MedEatResearch (Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet). Her publications include La Dieta Mediterraneana. Mito e storia di uno stile di vita (il Mulino, 2014) and Andare per i luoghi della Dieta Mediterraneana (with Marino Niola, il Mulino, 2017).