Futurist Meals

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Futurist Meals as recommended by the Italian Futurists, especially Marinetti and Fillìa (1931), were one of the rare attempts to alter the fundamental design of a cuisine, indeed to achieve a full-scale culinary revolution. This was to be part of a much wider revolution, intended to overturn established patterns and conventions in all the arts as well as in politics and social organization. It is noteworthy that, while almost every feature of the proposed revolution could be criticized as unlikely to gain support, still less be achieved, it was the culinary aspect which from the outset seemed most clearly to be doomed.