The Futurist CookbookAnti-pasta: Remembering the revolutionary recipes of the futurist movement.

The Futurist CookbookAnti-pasta: Remembering the revolutionary recipes of the futurist movement.

Recipes from The Futurist Cookbook:

An Italian cookbook that repudiates pasta? In 1932, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s La Cucina Futurista presented an audacious culminating effort to balance Italian life with an era driven by conflict, speed, movement and lightness. Having already liberated poetry, architecture, painting, sculpture, theater and film from their sedative attachments to the past, the “Aeropoets” of futurism (as they called themselves) offered menus that opened the Italian spirit to the “immensely new mechanical world” of the 20th century. The cookbook, published 23 years after the initial Futurist Manifesto, ambitiously described theories, scenarios and recipes that constituted “the first human way of eating.” However, its renown depended on an even more monumental achievement: removing pasta fro...

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