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Holy Macaroni

The architects searching for perfect pasta. Words by Alex Anderson. Photograph by Romain Laprade.

During the early 20th century, a group of Italian Futurist artists and architects decreed there was to be “no more spaghetti for Italians.” Because pasta making called for speed and scientific precision, Futurist cuisine could not tolerate the slow, assured process of kneading dough and forming it into ancestral shapes perfectly attuned to regional sauces. Nor could it countenance the quaintly colloquial names carried by each pasta shape—“little tongues” (linguini), “knuckles” (gnocchi), “little ears” (orecchiette). The Futurist Cookbook, published in


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