Chris Thorogood and Diego Zancani in conversation

Book covers of The Botany of Gin and How we fell in love with Italian Food

Chris Thorogood and Diego Zancani in conversation

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 Wednesday 20 January 2021



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About the event

In this mouth-watering tête-à-tête with the authors of The Botany of Gin and How We Fell in Love with Italian Food, Dr Chris Thorogood and Professor Diego Zancani explore the ancient Greek herbal remedy that evolved into the popular spirit we now know as gin, alongside the transformative impact of Italian food from the thirteenth century to modern cuisine.

Chaired by Samuel Fanous, Head of Bodleian Library Publishing.

Both titles are available to buy from the Bodleian shop.


Dr Chris Thorogood, Deputy Director and Head of Science of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum

Professor Diego Zancani, Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College and Emeritus Professor, Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

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