The main idea of the Spaghetti Forever project is to bring people together with art, using food as the medium.
Cooking is one of the most holistic ways to enjoy art and is something that we have to deal with in our everyday lives. It is a way to stay into existence.
In all our history, food and especially ingredients, were always an excuse to travel around the planet in order to find something exotic that we had never tried before. It is always a way to conquer a woman or to give happiness to our guests. Spices and techniques are used to give different tastes to the same material.
Many dishes were created in honour of important people and remained in our recipe books through the history. For example, the most famous of all pizzas, Margherita was named after Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, when she and her husband, King Umberto, were travelling in Naples during the late 1800s. Chef Raffaele Esposito made in their honor a pizza mimicing the colors of the Italian flag mozzarella, tomato and basil. And of course the Sicilian pasta alla Norma, named after Bellini’s famous opera play. In a few words, food is something that talks about us and about our roots.
The purpose of the Spaghetti Forever event is to bring together all possible groups of people from different nationalities and backgrounds to collaborate and enjoy the same experience, that of preparing a collective meal.
This form of participation in something so ordinary and yet so special, generates discussions and critics about the event and about the possible ways of enjoying something in common.
New recipes and new ways of designing food are created and they are experienced through artistic installations, projections, lectures, workshops and food performances, creating a new way of dealing with food and art.
The events are realized in many possible locations and their target is to stimulate social interaction between the participants. Every event’s program is based on a different theme, chosen time by time and is enriched by the collaboration of a special guest.
Spaghetti Forever is a project by Giuseppe Licari