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Elevating Pasta to an Art with @lucacappuccinodonofrio

To see more of Luca’s pasta and life at Eataly, follow @lucacappuccinodonofrio on Instagram.

Luca Donofrio’s (@lucacappuccinodonofrio) mouthwatering photos elevate pasta to art. “There are hundreds and hundreds of different kinds of shapes and options — you can do anything with it,” the New York native says. “I love pushing the boundaries.” Luca graduated with a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, intending to be an oil painter. Despite soaking in the city’s galleries and museums for inspiration, he found he couldn’t make a living after graduation; that’s when he ended up as a sales associate at Mario Batali’s gourmet food emporium, Eataly. Within a few years, he was manager of pasta production, overseeing the manufacture of 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms) a week. “It’s become my number one passion in life. To me it’s a just a different form of artistic expression.”

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Kingston Ontario ~ Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
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Bellevue House was constructed around 1840 by Charles Hales, a wealthy Kingston merchant who profited greatly from the prosperous decade of the 1830s. Bellevue House, located at 35 Centre St. between Union and King streets in Kingston, Ontario, is one of the first and finest examples of Italian Villa architecture in Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald moved into the house with his wife Isabella Clark and their son John Alexander in 1848.

I’ve always been searching to arrive at a certain voice that will probably elude me forever.
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Jhumpa Lahiri

In 1999, Lahiri won a Pulitzer Prize for her very first book, Interpreter of Maladies. Her 2003 novel, Namesake, was turned into a movie, and she went on to publish Unaccustomed Earth and The Lowland

But Lahiri wasn’t satisfied, so she tried something new — very new: She wrote her new memoir, In Other Words, in Italian.

Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: ‘No One Expected Me To Do It’

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