Food Heritage Association by Anna Tasca Lanza

is creating videos, recipes and community around Sicilian food heritage

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SICILY SUPPORTER

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$13
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Thank you! Your support is helping us reach our goals! 

Includes:
  • Exclusive patron-only posts and behinds the scenes access: photos, blog posts, research updates
  • 6 Journey through Sicily videos
  • 6 recipe videos
  • Monthly release from our archives
  • Good karma
  • General Support
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Complete post archive
  • Ad-free videos

LOCAL HERO

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$32
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Grazie hero! Your support is helping us fund our Cook the Farm scholarship! 

Includes:
  • Personalized recipe support from our Chef in Residence
  • Exclusive patron-only posts and behinds the scenes access: photos, blog posts, research updates
  • 6 Journey through Sicily videos
  • 6 recipe videos
  • Monthly release from our archives
  • Good karma
  • General Support
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Complete post archive
  • Ad-free videos

BECOMING SICILIAN

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$63.50
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WE ARE HUMBLED. Thank you for your generous support!

Includes:
  • Bi-annual signed and personalized recipe card mailed to you
  • Personalized recipe support from our Chef in Residence
  • Exclusive patron-only posts and behinds the scenes access: photos, blog posts, research updates
  • 6 Journey through Sicily videos
  • 6 recipe videos
  • Monthly release from our archives
  • Good karma
  • General Support
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Ad-free videos
  • Complete post archive

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$276

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About Food Heritage Association by Anna Tasca Lanza

ANNA TASCA LANZA
Hospitality. Education. Research

Calling all home cooks and those passionate about Sicily, local food and culinary heritage! 

Our mission is to invest thoughtfully in Sicily, but we need some of you to invest in us. 

Anna Tasca Lanza is a center of Sicilian food knowledge and culture. To us, Sicily is a laboratory for thriving food systems. We seek to share with those who venture here the most hidden, mysterious and complex values of Sicilian food and agriculture. Our continued research and exchange of knowledge with local communities guarantee an immersive and participative experience for all of our visitors.

We support systems of polyculture and strongly believe in the diversity of flavors, landscapes, and practices connected to food. We are convinced that a better understanding and awareness of this diversity improves our capacity to make more responsible choices around our food habits.

Anna Tasca Lanza stands for INTEGRITY, KNOWLEDGE, COMMUNITY and VITALITY.

Integrity is conveying an honest narrative of Sicilian cuisine and culture through open and transparent dialogue.
Knowledge is the heart of our mission. It is fueled by curiosity and dispersed through experiencing food traditions and practices, empowering individual choice and awareness.
Community is our source of strength and nourishment. It is cultivated through personal connections and grows by building opportunities and capabilities amongst our local and global networks.
Vitality is irrational and indispensable. It blooms organically from our relationships and must be nourished in order to improve our capacity to listen, our quality of learning, and our mutual understanding.



FOOD HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
Giving value to Sicilian food culture

Food Heritage Association (FHA), in partnership with Anna Tasca Lanza, is a non-profit initiative dedicated to the collection, promotion, and exchange of Sicilian and Mediterranean food culture. Emphasis on collective and individual food stories from the past and present help create a stronger and more inclusive narrative of the Sicilian and Mediterranean food landscapes.

FHA’s long term goal is to become a point of reference for multidisciplinary documentation of local food culture and spread a vision of food as culture. FHA objectives serve to strengthen local food systems, support creative and scholarly research, and promote food education.

Objectives
  • Produce scholarly research and creative expressions centered on Sicilian and Mediterranean food topics in the form of documentaries, papers, books, and digital content
  • Develop and facilitate educational programs, internships, and residencies focused on the investigation of the Sicilian and Mediterranean food landscape
  • Facilitate the exchange of knowledge between local and international communities of producers, consumers, farmers, chefs, and other food system participants through cultural events, seminars, workshops on the themes of Sicilian and Mediterranean food traditions

Your support will go towards
  • Funding a full-ride scholarship (value €10,600) for our experiential education Cook the Farm program
  • In-the-field research on our local foodways and traditional food systems. Currently, we are engaged in a year-long study on the subject of WILD food in rural Sicily, with the intention of publishing our findings in a book in 2021
  • Creating engaging and immersive content that brings our kitchen and surroundings to your home
  • Maintaining the development of new food educational programs and the facilitation of culinary exchange

Goals
$275.91 of $1,177.06 per month
Cook the Farm Scholarship

We would like to offer one full-ride scholarship for a deserving student to our Cook the Farm program in 2022! 

Cook the Farm is an immersive and experiential style of food education that takes place at Case Vecchie in rural Sicily. The first winter program was inaugurated in 2016 by Anna Tasca Lanza owner and director, Fabrizia Lanza. Cook the Farm courses bring together participants from around the world to cook, eat and think about food landscapes. Lectures, tastings, and hands-on lessons both in the kitchen and on the land encourage participants to open their eyes to the complexity of our food systems at both local and global scales. Cook the Farm encourages students to experience, think and taste what is in front of them.
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