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Inside the Intentionally Scandalous ‘Futurist Cookbook’ of 1932

In 1932, a charismatic Italian poet with a propensity for provocation declared conflict on his nation’s most sacred idol: pasta. It was “an absurd Italian gastronomic faith,” Filippo Tommaso Marinetti decried in The Futurist Cookbook, and people recognized to take pleasure in the “passéist” dish had been “melancholy sorts” who …

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