Of pasta and patents

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/01/of-pasta-and-patents.html

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#2

Screw the background, I just want to see more gifs of pasta machines!

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#3

I want a 3D pasta printer!

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#4

The most fascinating thing to me about these machines is that the semolina is so hard, it actually wears the solid bronze dies, which have to be replaced regularly. Pasta don’t mess around.

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#5

Pasta is the one food I prefer pre-made. Doing it myself was just timeconsuming and I never liked the end product as much, usually too doughy, no matter how dry I made them.

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#6

@pesco Your assemblage of images and animations puts me very much in mind of the unnarrated Sesame Street how stuff is made documentaries from back in the day (gum balls, tortillas, etc.… actually the tortilla one was narrated, wasn’t it?).

Yay!

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#7

Baking bread (e.g., focaccia) with semolina (or a blend) gives impressively different character.

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#8

The best part of old Olive Garden was watching the spaghetti get made

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#9

Wait! Pasta is made?! I thought it was farmed.

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#10

Right?
Those look vaguely…
disturbing…
Can’t put my finger
On it …

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#11

They could use titanium, but people would miss the bronzy colour and flavour.

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#12

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#13

As long as it’s whole grain
with marinara sauce
( loaded w peppers n onions)
toasted garlic bread
grated cheddar
Red wine
:::::::::::: excuse me:::::::: gotta’ go to
Eat This Meal. Now!

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#15

Banksy strikes again!

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#16

Our kitchen is basically a shrine to two words:
Pasta
Pesto

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#17

Add goat cheese, smoked hot Italian sausage, and portobello mushrooms and that is a fine evening.

Love that red wine (Malbec)…

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#18

The big difference is apparently the surface texture of the finished pasta: Bronze dies makes for a rougher surface, which helps it hold on to sauces.

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#19

… especially that hot Italian
sausage

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#20

Pasta di minotti with Nduja sausage stirred in.