Fifty years ago, a group called The Italian Academy of Cuisine set out to preserve traditional Italian cooking. This is the culmination of their research--2,000 recipes and historical facts that provide fascinating views into the folk culture of the past.
The Italian Academy of Cuisine was founded in 1953 in Milan to preserve the gastronomical heritage of Italy. Each year it hosts a number of education programs and awards prizes to leaders in gastronomy. Among its publications are a monthly magazine and a restaurant guide.