Food Artist Creates Rainbow-Colored Pasta Using All Natural Ingredients

Colorful Pasta Salty Seattle

Food writer, artist, and pasta-maker Linda Miller Nicholson (aka @saltyseattle) has a reputation for making avant-garde food. Dubbed the “Lady Gaga of Food” by the Cooking Channel, her homemade, colored pasta comes in an amazing array of rainbow colors, shapes, and designs.

Inspired by patterns and hues found in nature, Nicholson sees pasta almost like textile design. Her edible collection features a repetition of patterns such as stripes, polka dots, and stars. Some pasta creations are even inspired by visual motifs found in her own clothing, such as a pair of blue patterned shoes she received as a Mother’s Day gift. Nicholson takes the textile pasta comparison even further by wearing her raw pasta sheets as head scarves or complete outfits—and they actually look pretty great! In one particular Instagram shot, wearing a pasta crop-top and skirt she says “[it’s] crazy to think this skirt & top is made of flour, eggs, parsley, & turmeric- nothing else.”

Nicholson learned how to make her own pasta at the age of four, and as an adult she spent some years in Torino, Italy—at the core of the Slow Food movement—where she learned to perfect her craft. As a mother, she struggled with the common problem of trying to get her son, Bentley, to eat vegetables, so decided to disguise them as pasta. Avoiding artificial colors completely, she started making green pasta dough using leaf vegetables. Since then she has experimented with different colored doughs by using other natural ingredients, such as herbs and various superfoods.

The vibrant results have not only helped make healthy meals lots of fun—and fashionable—they have even encouraged little Bentley to make his own pasta art.

You can keep up to date on Nicholson’s amazing pasta-art via Instagram.

Food artist Linda Miller Nicholson makes amazing rainbow-colored, patterned pasta.

Using natural ingredients, her pasta colors range from charcoal greys…

…to vibrant pinks.

Her pasta looks so great that she even wears it!

Nicholson also uses pasta to re-create artistic masterpieces.

Salty Seattle: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
h/t: [Brit + Co]

All images via Linda Miller Nicholson.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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