Posted on July 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ninety years ago, an Italian man set out to tick off his country.

And boy, did he succeed.

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's The Futurist Cookbook proposed a radically different way of eating — excluding pasta, which he called "an absurd Italian gastronomic religion."

Instead, men should eat in such a way that they could embody an ultra-masculine, nationalistic ideal.

That idea was certainly being pushed, in earnest, by many prominent figures of the day, but The Futurist Cookbook was intended as a joke.

And yet, Bon Appétit notes, the methods and attitudes it puts forth — specifically the idea of food as fuel (not so much the ultra-masculinity) – have come alive in some modern trends.

Check out some of The Futurist Cookbook’s recipes in Bon Appétit.

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