Slow food and the politics of pork fat: Italian food and European identity

  title={Slow food and the politics of pork fat: Italian food and European identity},
  author={Alison Leitch},
  pages={437 - 462}
  • A. Leitch
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Sociology
  • Ethnos
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