🌈 Plant-Dyed Pasta Art 🌈 Making the 🌏 colorful, 1 🍝 at a time 🌈 My 📚, Pasta, Pretty Please, is available where books are sold 🌈 linda @saltyseattle com
🌈 Plant-Dyed Pasta Art 🌈 Making the 🌏 colorful, 1 🍝 at a time 🌈 My 📚, Pasta, Pretty Please, is available where books are sold 🌈 linda @saltyseattle com
A jillion people sent me the #raviolistarfish so I had no choice but to make my own rendition. The good news? These are actually edible & you don’t have to bite through a sponge-eating endoskeleton to get to the whipped taleggio inside 😜.
If filling pasta with peaches, burrata & balsamic is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. #tortelli #mezzelune
Happy 4th of July. May your stars be super, your stripes be vertical, your red be wine, your white be whipped cream, & your blue be the limitless sky full of your hopes & dreams realized.
My favorite thing about the #USA is the diversity contained within her borders. A country founded by immigrants that has always been welcoming to the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. This year I celebrate the Native Americans whose land I grew the herbs in this dish on, the Mexicans, who provided much of the produce contained herein & who are the literal breaking backbone of this country whether you care to admit it or not, the Italians, who inspired this Bolognese lasagne, the Koreans, who taught me a secret ingredient in sauce never hurt anyone (yes, there’s kimchi in the Bolognese, sue me! ), & the many cultures who represent the stars & stripes on top, whether in our military over the years helping to right injustices the world over, or on our melting pot of turf, sharing stories & recipes from homelands that converged to form the barrios of our major cities & the fabric of our agricultural lands. 🇺🇸 We must make the choice in this country to continue to be that beautiful place despite our historical flaws & continued atrocities. Let’s use our freedom to ensure that of others. If you’re not up to speed on the concentration camp situation happening on US soil at our borders, please study up. If you’re also able to donate, lawyersforgoodgovernment.org is a very good place to start. Special thanks to congresspeople on the ground exposing the situation, like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Joaquin Castro & Joe Kennedy III.
Swallowing my #Pride🌈❗️🏳️🌈 #WorldPride is a big one this year, it being 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising that put gay, civil, & human rights at the forefront of a movement we should continue to honor 365 days a year. However you plan to commemorate & celebrate, make sure the love in your heart is evident to those around you. I’ll be spreading joy, sparkles & hugs around #NYC all weekend. If you see me, say hi & share a magical moment. 🏳️🌈🥰🦄✨🌈
Every once in awhile in life, you get to take part in something so special you have to pinch yourself to make sure it’s real. @Peroniusa brought me to Aspen to create pasta art for the #FWClassic last week, & at 1st I thought- another food festival, another day. Sure, it was cool to rub shoulders with Martha & Ruth & Marcus & the list goes on of A-list food celebrities, but the real magic happened outside any pretense. Everyone present, from the tireless event staff to the culinary superstars, truly celebrates this medium we get the honor to call our own- food- in a way that brings us all together. Equalizes us. Takes the emphasis off posturing & puts it where it belongs- on the extraordinary connection we have to the culinary world. You might know that my life mission is to spread joy through pasta, to make the world more colorful & meaningful with my edible art. This festival showed me through the thousands of smiles, exclamations, hugs & even happy tears, that I’m actually touching lives. I could not be more grateful to @PeroniUSA for trusting me to bring their mission to life, & for daring to let art & heart do the talking in order to showcase the core ethos of their brand. Live beautifully, love beautifully, & #birrabeautifully. ❤️🙏❤️ #ad
🏳️🌈Pride Pappardelle, Party People🏳️🌈 🏳️🌈 Meet me in NYC June 26th any time between 2pm-7pm @barillarestaurantus where I’ll show you how to make the pasta rainbow & we can have a lot of fun. Tickets are FREE but it would be great if you could rsvp at the 🏳️🌈Barilla🏳️🌈 circle in my Story Highlights. 🏳️🌈 For the rest of June, @barillarestaurantus is running a rainbow ravioli special in their NYC midtown location. Proceeds donated to the @aliforneycenter benefiting LGBTQ youth. If you go in & order, take a photo of your Pride rav, post, & tag it #barilla🌈 for a chance to win prizes! 🏳️🌈 Since 2013, Barilla has done an about face w/r/t diversity & inclusion, earning 100% scores on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 5 years, working with @glaad & several other LBGTQ charities, hiring many LGBTQ employees from management on down, etc. I was at 1st skeptical, but they’ve proven their commitment to year-round support of the LGBTQ community to me, having seen it from the inside over the past several months. 🏳️🌈 Please join me next week- I can’t wait to meet you!
This @Peroniusa pasta art was inspired by my 💙 for la dolce vita, & I need help bringing it to life! Meet me in Aspen this weekend for the Food & Wine Classic, 6/14-6/16, where we’ll make 3 larger-than-life pasta murals together while you sip Peroni at the Grand Tasting Pavilion. If you can't make it, I'll be sharing Aspen updates in Stories all weekend❕💙❕💙❕ ❕ ❕ #fwclassic #peroni #birrabeautifully @foodandwine #ad
🏳️🌈Tomorrow kicks off #PrideMonth, a celebration of the LGBTQ community that, on its face, is a lot of fun, rainbows, & sunshine. But you may know, there’s a deeper meaning behind Pride. It’s actually a commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, which started as a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the West Village, & ended as a veritable overthrow of the police dominance and political ostracization that had occurred within the gay community for the previous two decades, and, well, forever. 🏳️🌈 2019 will bring us the first ever World Pride celebration, which marks the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. It comes at an important time in our country’s history, as we are experiencing a frightening and sad social & political regression to those dark days before the Gay and Civil Rights Movement. It’s time for us to wrest the control of our country back, to make it a place that is inclusive for all bodies, all choices, all colors, & all orientations, even the ones we might not understand. 🏳️🌈 By all means, joyfully celebrate Pride, but take a few minutes to look back on the history of why, engage in educated moments of political activism (this could be as simple as registering & remembering to vote! ), and be a conscientious ally and/or participant in the biggest celebration of diversity yet. 🏳️🌈 I’ll see you in #NYC June 28-30th for #WorldPride. You can bet your booty there will be rainbow pasta like this for all. #lgbtqia
Yellow, nice to meet you, we’re banana-shaped ravioli! We may sound unapeeling, but we’re just like you on the inside- cheesy! So don’t split, hot chiquitas, because we think you’re the best of the bunch. 🍌 ☝️🙄☝️This sh*t is bananas, but I hope you like my bananagram anyway😜💛⭐️🌼🌞.
Get your buzz on, hivemind! Don’t bumble through, bee the queen that you are. Since 🐝 puns really sting, I’m gonna stop pollen your leg & waxing on, cuz I’m just winging it & honey, you & I both know I don’t have a clue wasp I’m talking about. 🐝 If you’re in Chicago, come say hi- I’ll be at the @nationalrestaurantshow all weekend showing y’all how to make pretty pasta at the @pastabiz booth.
Pasta ribbons, because the pastabilities are truly endless 🦄 Come learn it all with me - I just listed June workshop dates- the 8th & 9th! Link is in my profile or go to saltyseattle.com/workshops. 💜💙💛🧡
Leetle pasta sombreros for all your #CincoDeMayo festivity needs. #I❤Mexico (and her wonderful people ).
The motion never stops in springtime! Pasta #stopmotion by yours truly & @steveklise 🌸🌱🐝🌼🌦.
GIVEAWAY Alert! *update* contest closed & winner has been notified! --- I've partnered with @fruitsandpassionus to offer one lucky winner $100 to spend on the Cucina Fruits & Passion website, plus a Cucina reusable bag, cutting board, & oven mitten. 💚 To enter, please follow @fruitsandpassionus , like this post, & tag two friends in the comments section. Unlimited entries! Bonus points for telling @fruitsandpassionus what products you'll order if you win. Winner chosen April 29th. 💚 On a personal note, I have become completely enamored with this line. The products are never animal-tested, and everything I've used smells spectacular plus gets the job done. The hand creams are a must for my dry kitchen hands, & I especially love that the scents are food-based so there are no overly-perfumey conflicting odors. 💚 Thank you for making my fusi istriani pasta & Cucina's product line look gorgeous, @steveklise 📷
Italians call them paccheri, but I call them delicious 1970s sweatbands boiled in "salty like a mermaid's nipple" water & tossed in ragù with chickpeas & basil oil.
Love heliums all. Hope this week lifts you up & brings 🌈🌈🌈 at the end of your storms.
Springing some poppydelle on you because I think you're so blossom.
Happy birthday, @reesewitherspoon ! Thanks for making the conversation about women, championing books, & for Chapstick solidarity, too!
Objects don't have color, they give off light that appears to be a color. Color is a construct of the human visual system, it's not an intrinsic property. Spectral power distributions exist in the world, but color only exists in the mind of the beholder. 🌈 I've always been fascinated by that concept. What do animals see? Do some people experience color more deeply than others? I feel like colors talk to & guide me. I have "red" days, "green" days, etc. where I'll subconsciously wear clothes, eat foods, even want to make pasta, that is a specific color. 🌈 If you're colorblind, what does a rainbow look like? Do you have the same relationship to color that many of us do, just with respect to the different tones that your eyes see? 🌈 Do you have a favorite color? If so, why? Has color affected your life the way it has mine? I've built a career that uses it as a big cornerstone. I love the idea that all my colors originate from things that grow & are generally good for you. I feel like that adds to the whole "color gives me life" aspect, & yet, & yet, if my eyes are making it up, does it really just come from inside me all along? Apparently I need to be connected to a color philosopher 😜. #deepwednesdaythoughts 🌈 Some twists & turns along the way, but eventually you come to the core of what matters. #hexagonraviolo #HOLI
It's Pi Day, just reminding you there's more than one way to celebrate! Colleagues, parents, partners, kids- surely someone in your world could use an oozy pie to the face! 😜🍒😘 #piday #pieday #π (ps- this isn't a real emoji, shouldn't it be, tho? #pieface )
Thank you for being my buoy. You see strength, resilience, & inspiration. Through your eyes, I see it, too, & it shows me I can. I'm grateful for this community. For the many good eggs out there who use this platform to lift up. Who find shining lights & fan the flames. ✒️ I hope my penne-manship is legible. I got scolded for my left-handed chicken scratches my entire childhood. Perfect marks in every subject, then a glaring "unsatisfactory" in handwriting, report card after report card. I had a complex. And then I found pasta. It just works in my fingers. The medium I needed, the outlet that keeps me afloat. If you've found yours, pursue it with passion. If you haven't, it's out there. Keep chasing dreams until one becomes reality. (Pun credit goes to @steveklise )
Who run the world? Women run the world. But women on pasta filled with delicious things? Well that just makes the world a joyful place I want to live in, always. These fierce ladies aren't worth 80% of their male counterparts on the dollar, they're filled with determination, intelligence, wit, creativity, passion- ok, & maybe some butternut squash & ricotta, too- and they're here, getting sh*t done, kicking booty, taking names. It's our time to shine. Happy #internationalwomensday to all the woke women & men across the land.
Update: contest closed- @fefferjc is the winner! Giveaway alert! 🌈🌈🌈 To celebrate the launch of @fruits_passion CUCINA in the United States and my upcoming #CookingWithCUCINA workshop, I'm giving away a CUCINA gift set worth $120! What’s included in the CUCINA Gift Set: ⭐️Oven mitten ⭐️Apron ⭐️CUCINA trio set ⭐️ALO duo set ⭐️Reusable bag ⭐️CUCINA cutting board How to enter: 👉 Follow @fruits_passion , @naturecollectionus and @saltyseattle 👉 Like this post 👉Tag 3 friends in the comment section (unlimited entry, each entry counts as an individual entry ) (Open to legal residents of US & Canada only, must be over 18 to enter ) stunning photography by @steveklise
March Pasta Workshops are Live! Making pasta is therapeutic, mesmerizing, and most of all, FUN. Pasta gives you what you need, you have only to embrace the art. Come learn the untold secrets of this malleable medium in my brand new pasta studio just outside Seattle proper. . Workshop dates are March 22nd, & 23rd, link in my profile for details. I also teach private workshops if those dates don't work, or you'd like to put your own posse together. . Thank you for this stunning capture of my pappardelle, @steveklise I could get lost in it for days.
Seeing the light through the darkness. Thank you for capturing it, @steveklise This is about to become ravioli, but sometimes the process deserves its own moment to shine.
Bucatini. This favorite shape of mine mimics the many corners I'm turning in life, and seems like the best place to start to mark the beginning of a life chapter. I have a new studio space in which to create, and I've had a lot of time to think about what that means. To create. To spill your heart and your art into something that becomes bigger than any one person. Something that inspires, brings joy, evokes emotion in others. My hands have largely been occupied with building the above-mentioned space, & they are SO ready to jump in full-force to the art that wriggles from my soul out my fingertips much the way you'd twist & turn through a tube of bucatini, if given the chance. This image was made by photographer-genius @steveklise , and it captures my pasta in a way that I never could, like all the emotions are hugging those curves on display for the world to see. I want to enlarge it & hang a print of it. See a little of that magic on display every day. Cannot wait to make more of it for you all. 🌈💙💜❤🌈
Pasta will never break your heart! Happy Valentine's Day. ❤💙
Pasta ❄️! I'm very sorry, Seattle. You have me to blame. When the skies opened Sunday afternoon, I shook my fist at them and dared them to give us more than an inch. I told them they couldn't do it & told everyone I encountered that "terrible-Super Bowl-with-the-lackluster-halftime-show-&-worst-outcome-day" it wouldn't stick. The storm would deflate like Tom Brady's balls, & we would have nothing to worry about. I didn't realize the storm had more in common with his ego than his balls- seemingly endless. In order to atone for my mouthed-off sins at the sky, I made you some pretty pasta snowflakes. They'll even keep you warm if you cook them. Be safe & enjoy our winter wonderland, xo,L
Shot through the heart. #pappardelle
Pasta Workshops! The first workshops of 2019 in my NEW PASTA STUDIO- eeeek!- will be February 23 & 24th. Link in profile or go to saltyseattle.com/workshops for details. 💙 This has been a scary 2+ months for me. I'm taking a chance on life, testing that whole- if you build it they will come- aphorism. I've been working day & night with chop saws, levels, & caulk guns, not dough, fluted cutters, & piping bags. I miss my art, but I know I'm building a world to create so much more of it. I really hope you all want to come get your hands dirty with flour, vegetables, and eggs with me. The low grade constant hum of "can I do it?" punctuates my divorcing days. I've talked to a lot of people who have been through divorce, & they all say fear of failure is the scariest. But they also say that they found a way to make it work and they're happier for it. I excel at being colorful, radiating joy, & spreading art magic, not letting morose thoughts grip me. Come help me shake it off & be a part of my success story. Cannot wait to make pasta magic with you in 2019. ⭐️💙,L
🌈Fri-yay Announcement Time: 👉1. The pasta pinwheels tutorial is finally live on YouTube- head to YouTube.com/saltyseattle to watch. 👉2. The 1st Pasta Workshops of 2019 are February 23rd and 24th! Link in profile for all the info. Come be the first to see the new pasta studio in action- we will have so much fun together! www.saltyseattle.com/workshops
"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better." - Martin Luther King Jr.
Infinifarfalle. The pastabilities are literally endless. 🔄
Paper Airplane Pasta got me flying into the next chapter like… Just going to say the hard thing- I'm getting divorced. The first thing people ask is why. There is no story here beyond two people who have grown apart who wish to preserve their friendship by severing a marriage. ✈️ In the past months, I’ve heard, “how could you leave that house,” “your life seemed so happy,” “how can you do this to your son,” “I’m so sorry/sad about this…” Here’s the thing: when people arrive here, they’re fully aware of what they’re giving up. I have 24 hours a day to fill worrying about my son’s stability, what I’m going to do without every fancy gadget from my former life, whether I’ll find happiness, how I can make ends meet on a solo income in my crazy career, & the million other things that keep me awake at night. Rest assured, I’m very aware of what devastates & frightens me. If this happens to a friend of yours, lend a hand and a hug, don’t put them in a position to have to counsel and coach YOU through THEIR divorce. ✈️ Tears come at strange moments. People get freaked out seeing a grown woman weep behind the eerie glow of a laptop screen in a coffee shop, but I promise, she’s not nuts, she’s just processing. ✈️ I’m choosing strength, will, & determination as my allies, & I’m focusing my energy on crafting a career that will blossom perennially. I’m building a pasta studio & workshop that will better suit my needs. A place I’ll be able to host more pasta classes, one that's optimized for video production, & that lives & breathes pasta & art as much as I do. ✈️ The pasta studio will be done in February- I'm building it with my own two hands, & little-by-little, it’s taking shape. I hope that explains why I’ve been away from the pasta board recently, but stay with me- art is imminent! If you want to show your support, please, come take a pasta class (group and private lessons will be available- schedule posted soon ), pick up a copy of my book, hire me to come speak, demo, create pasta art installations, etc, because those of us who make our livings through food gotta eat, too! 🛫 Here’s to a soaring next life leap, come fly with me!
Yes, this is notebook paper PASTA! I made it so I could write down 2019's intentions in my favorite medium, pasta, of course. It's fitting because I'm willing 2019 to be a year of great professional & creative development, most notably with the launch of my NEW PASTA STUDIO, that will be open for workshops, private lessons, & pasta parties starting in February! I've been a bit dark on the 'gram because I'm working round-the-clock to finish the space, which I'll unveil to you soon. Expect lots of workshops in 2019, with plenty of scheduling notice, for the many of you asking. 🌈A look back: 2018 was the year of proof. Proof that I could sustain a career out of my chosen medium. There's a paralyzing fear behind putting a book out in the world for the first time, wondering what people will think, & I'm so grateful to see the widespread love for mine. #PastaPrettyPlease has kickass @amazon reviews (that means so much for metrics, go review it if you haven't already! ), great press (thanks for having me, @todayshow ), & most-importantly, I receive a flood of messages from you daily on what you're creating from it, how empowered you are, and who you're sharing this magic with. 😱 I've also made some big life changes in 2018- I'll tell you more soon, but the pasta workshop space will be the Phoenix that rises from those ashes. 💙❤ I closed out the year with a feature from @instagram itself, complete with an IGTV video they compiled of my work (link in profile ), which was an excellent endcap to a difficult holiday season. In the final days of the year, I made time to think about what I want the future to hold. Creativity, passion, joy, storytelling, & hard work are the words that emerged. This is where I will focus my energy, and I cannot wait to share it with you.
Rav a happy new year! Hope it's bursting with pastabilities, & that's no yolk. 🍳🍝🎉
On hats👆, holidays↕️, and happiness👇. ❤️ I will never again take for granted the privilege of experiencing the holiday season from a place of comfort & ease. This has been & will be the hardest one my crumpled heart has handled so far, but I'm not merely enduring it, I'm embracing every bump & knock, running my hands across the scars they cause. Curling into the hurt and allowing it to massage in the magic of pain, which I embrace, because eventually it allows for more profound joy. Joy in the little things that are really the big things. 🖤 Through both hardship and happiness, I am most grateful for art. Creating it, surrounding myself with it, sharing it, recognizing it in everything. It's a gift that flows all ways. It hasn't coursed properly through my hands regularly enough recently due to circumstances I'm actively busting my booty to change, but I'll get back there soon, and with a belly fire as hot to create as a glassblower's glory hole. 💔 Tomorrow I close the chapter on another trip around the sun, next week I'll spend an unassuming solo Tuesday unpacking boxes rather than unwrapping them, but my arrow is true and I'm tasting every bit of this now so the sugarplums of the future are that much sweeter, soon.
Spinning through the whirlwind of life, it's easy to forget what matters most. The holiday season, at its best, can serve as a reminder of what to hold in our hearts. The shopping, mailing, traveling, frenetic flitting from party to party, bustling about town doing the holiday hustle has a certain frantic frisson, but the core of the season goes deeper. Hold your people close. Roll your window down & give the stoplight man what you can spare from your wallet. Take a moment to let happiness in, because it's there, even if it doesn't seem like it. Cook for your darlings, and remember to fill souls as much as stomachs. Start the day with a smile even if you don't feel it, and soon enough, that smile will reach your eyes. I made these pretty pinwheels for the truly lovely folks @homeandfamilytv in order to bring joy into the living rooms of people across the U.S. (& everywhere ). The segment airs tomorrow, 12.20.18, if you'd like to catch it live. I served them with the Bacon, Peanut, Tomato Sauce from my book, #PastaPrettyPlease, which you can win a copy of by heading to @homeandfamilytv 's Facebook page. They're giving away 10 books, so you've got a great chance of getting one. Take care of yourself, you matter. xo,l
Whether you're tartan around or just gettin' down with your plaid self, rav a great weekend.