East Midlands Food

East Midlands Food

Olive Oil Museum…

 

Are there any museums in the East Midlands dedicated to one single food product? I can’t think of any – but there is an Olive Oil Museum at Cisano di Bardolino, not far from where we were staying on holiday recently on Lake Garda. We didn’t get chance to visit it, but the exhibits include an ancient lever press, with a loading and unloading system based on a yoke and moved by screws, reducing the amount of human effort required to operate it. It also houses screw presses, millstones and a reconstruction of a 19th century watermill, and ‘a celebration of oil and olive trees, two peculiar elements in the history and civilisation of Mediterranean peoples’. There is a 360 degree ‘virtual tour’ of the museum at http://www.museum.it/en/photogallery.html - click on ‘Olive Oil Museum’ to access it.

 
 

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A research project that looked at various aspects of food in the East Midlands, linking them with museum displays and objects in the region, and making the results available to as many people as possible in different formats.

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