This article focuses on the evolution of food consumption in Milan in the second half of the 20th century. It aims at discovering what the knowledge of the main trends in urban food consumption can add to our understanding of the changing of consumption patterns in Italy in the same period. A periodization of the history of food consumption is provided according both to the national and municipal data about the consumption of different food groups which have been collected respectively from the existing literature and from primary statistical sources. Findings concern food consumption as an indicator of the main social and economic transformations which affected Milan in the second half of the 20th century, the urban community providing a view on food security and inequality, the influence of industry and trade in shaping food consumption patterns.

I consumi alimentari in una grande città. Milano 1950-1977

MERLO, ELISABETTA
2015

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This article focuses on the evolution of food consumption in Milan in the second half of the 20th century. It aims at discovering what the knowledge of the main trends in urban food consumption can add to our understanding of the changing of consumption patterns in Italy in the same period. A periodization of the history of food consumption is provided according both to the national and municipal data about the consumption of different food groups which have been collected respectively from the existing literature and from primary statistical sources. Findings concern food consumption as an indicator of the main social and economic transformations which affected Milan in the second half of the 20th century, the urban community providing a view on food security and inequality, the influence of industry and trade in shaping food consumption patterns.
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