It is said that pasta is architecture for the mouth,

It’s not a concept that everyone understands when they first hear it, IMG_1601

But as you take a bite of Mafalda into your mouth, and each ruffle seems to dance playfully between your teeth and gums,

withholding tiny pockets of sauce in the depths of its folds,

only to be released as you bring down your molars to cleave through the resistance of the durum wheat in its final throws.

You begin to understand.

Pasta, much like architecture, must be appreciated in more than the flat two dimensions of photographs.

You must move through it, explore the space around it, turn the corners, peer over the edges

and consume it.

Mafalda, with prosciutto and salami pomodoro! IMG_1602

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