The Futurist Cookbook: F.T. Marinetti

The Futurist Cookbook: F.T. Marinetti
Library Shelf Location 04.FUTU
Publication Date 2015

In 1932, F. T. Marinetti and his collaborator Fillia published The Futurist Cookbook, a manifesto-as-culinary-innovation. Replete with experimental recipes (the founder of Futurism, Marinetti, is known to have ranted about the social dangers of pasta eating), the book is a multilayered exploration of cultural metabolisms, with the dining table as its centerpiece, of course! Apart from the legendary and widely extolled exceptions, humans up to this point have fed themselves like ants, mice, cats and oxen. 'With us, the Futurists, the first human cuisine is born that is to say, the art of feeding. Like all the arts, it excludes plagiarism and demands creative originality. It is no accident that this work is being published in the midst of a world financial crisis, the development and outcome of which apparently cannot be determined; what can be determined, however, is the dangerous and dispiriting panic it engenders. This panic we counter with a Futurist cuisine: in other words, optimism at the table.'

ISBN 9783956790034
Quantity 1
Pages 227 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portrait ; 19 cm.
Author F T Marinetti
Format Charlotte Birnbaum
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Category Art Styles and Movements
Keyword Futurism
Language English

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