The Futurists vs Neo Futurist Dinners
While the Futurists fought pasta (being dependent on wheat import was not in line with their nationalistic worldview), we are rejecting meat consumption not because of political reasons, but because of ecological ones: we aim to stay true to the vegan spirit of MediamaticETEN as meat is one of the least future-friendly aliments of our times. (Though we also refrain from dogmatism and if there is a good reason, or a good mood, we don’t say no to some fish or oysters.) We share the disappointment of Futurists over the passeïst culinary establishment and we are ready to challenge it with wonderful new creatures, flavours and devices. As much as they made a joke out of the genre of the cookbook, we are playing around with their approaches.
"We want to fight ferociously against the fanatical, unconscious and snobbish religion of the past, which is nourished by the evil influence of museums. We rebel against the supine admiration of old canvases, old statues and old objects, and against the enthusiasm for all that is worm-eaten, dirty and corroded by time; we believe that the common contempt for everything young, new and palpitating with life is unjust and criminal." - Marinetti
Read more about the history and background of the Neo Futurists here.