Futurist Food: The Flavor of Tomorrow

The Italian writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (shown in about 1915).

The Italian writer and fascist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (shown in about 1915).

Futurism is an art and social movement that flies under the radar for many casual art lovers. Its primary sphere of influence was in Italy, though Russia had its share of adherents, from the beginning of the 20th century on through the Second World War. The movement’s focus was on the modern: speed, technology, youth… well, the future. Futurists dabbled in every medium imaginable, from painting to sculpture, architecture to ceramics, theater to music, and even cuisine (more on that later).

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