Fragomammella (Strawberry Breasts)

(formula by the Futurist Poet of National Record Farfa)

A pink plate with two erect feminine breasts made of ricotta dyed pink with Campari with nipples of candied strawberry. More fresh strawberries under the covering of ricotta, making it possible to bite into an ideal multiplication of imaginary breasts.

From Futurist Cookbook by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti Published by Trefoil Publications Ltd, 7 Royal Parade, London SW6© Estate of F.T. Marinetti, 1989 English translation ©Suzanne Brill, 1989


  • 450g/1 lb strawberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 550g/lb ricotta cheese, fresh
  • 150ml/¼ pint double cream
  • 3 tbsp Campari
  • 4–5 tbsp icing sugar


Set aside 16 of the smallest strawberries and cut the rest into small pieces. Put in a bowl with the lemon juice and caster sugar and leave to soak for 1 hour. Push the ricotta through the smallest sieve of a mouli, add cream and Campari, mix well. Sieve the icing sugar into the mixture to your own taste, put a third of the mixture aside and mix the strawberries into the remaining ricotta.

Prepare pink dessert plates and divide the mixture into 16 breast-shaped moulds, 2 for each plate. With a moistened spatula smooth the reserved ricotta over the moulds and place a strawberry on the top of each ‘breast’. You can make the moulds 3 hours in advance and store in a refrigerator.