S C A R P E T T A  (s.v. scarpetta):
"Collect the sauce left on the plate by passing a piece of bread stuck in the fork, or most commonly held between the fingers."

Scarpetta is a universal gesture that consists in dipping a piece of bread into the sauce left in plate not to waste anything. For someone might be considered not so classy, although for the wisest it represents an essential ritual at the end of a meal. Italy could be divided into two groups: those who do the Scarpetta, and those (few) who don’t. Some people do so only furtively, just enough to show solidarity, more brazen food lovers just dig in with no regrets.
This project was born in collaboration with graphic artist Ester Bianchi on a full stomach at the end of a simple and tasty meal, when leftovers become inspiring elements to create a collection of artworks placed on a collection of enamelware.

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Six ceramic enameled metal plates, six regional recipes of the Italian popular culture, some better known, others yet to be discovered.
Six graphic compositions, created by mixing sauce stains, food scans and experiments on gestures at the table.
The whole collection tell us a story, the one of popular Italian cuisine, in which waste is avoided and every leftover found in the cupboard is used with creativity. The choice to use the enamelware technique derives not only from its functionality and versatility but also from a familiar, casual and at the same time, retro aesthetics that makes these iconic tableware universally appreciated.
Photos: Sirio Vanelli​​​​​​​
IL RISOTTO ALLA MILANESE    -    LE VONGOLE FUJUTE
LE VIRTU' TERAMANE    -    LE SARDE IN SAOR
COUS COUS TRAPANESE    -    PANZANELLA



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