I am Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Milan, Italy, and director of Culinary Mind, an international research center for the philosophy of food.
In my work I develop new theoretical tools to rethink how we speak, structure, sense, and feel about food, eating, and culinary culture. Specific topics of research include hunger and appetite, place, and biodiversity. My research sits at the intersection of theory, value, and practice. Though grounded in philosophy, I collaborate with a wide spectrum of scholars in the natural and social sciences, as well as food practitioners.
Previously (2007-2017), I was Associate Professor in Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross, in Massachusetts (USA). Past visiting faculty appointments include College of the Holy Cross, Bryn Mawr College, SUNY Buffalo, University of Turin, and University of Gastronomic Sciences.
I used to be (2011-2014) the philosophy guide on About.com (now Thoughtco.com), when the site was owned by the New York Times Company. I am eager to bring philosophy to a general public, especially the philosophy of food.