- In a new interview, Robert Pattinson revealed that he has attempted to create a new form of pasta, which he calls Piccolini Cuscino, or "Little Pillow."
- During the interview, Pattinson attempted to re-create the original recipe in his own kitchen; it ended with an explosion in his microwave.
Quarantine cuisine under Robert Pattinson's roof doesn't consist of endless loaves of sourdough or banana bread. Instead, he invented a new form of pasta, endearingly called Piccolini Cuscino, or "Little Pillow."
He told GQ about the exploit in a recent interview, saying that the innovation stemmed from thinking about the unexplored possibilities of the classic Italian food. What if “pasta really had the same kind of fast-food credentials as burgers and pizzas? I was trying to figure out how to capitalize in this area of the market, and I was trying to think: How do you make a pasta which you can hold in your hand?”
The magazine noted that Pattinson even designed a prototype, involving a panini press, and then set up a meeting with Lele Massimini, the cofounder of Sugarfish and proprietor of the Santa Monica pasta restaurant Uovo. “And I told him my business plan,” Pattinson said, “and his facial expression didn’t even change afterwards. Let alone acknowledge what my plan was. There was absolutely no sign of anything from him, literally. And so it kind of put me off a little bit.”
Nevertheless, Piccolini Cuscino was born, and the actor had agreed to cook the dish in real time for the GQ interviewer. The recipe is as follows: cornflakes (“I went to the shop, and they didn’t sell breadcrumbs. I’m like, ‘Oh, fuck it! I’m just getting cornflakes. That’s basically the same shit.’”), nine packs of presliced cheese, sauce (“Just any sauce.”), sugar, and penne pasta.
While microwaving the pasta in a bowl of water (yes, microwaving), Pattinson filled a hollowed-out sphere of aluminum foil with sugar, preparing what he called the dish’s “sugar crust.”
Following a few more mishaps, including accidentally lighting one of his gloves on fire, he prepared the final event. Wrapping the dish in more aluminum foil, he placed his “pillow” in what he assured the interviewer was an oven, not a microwave. (Reader, it was a microwave.)
The interviewer recalled:
Proudly he is walking back toward the counter that his phone is on when, behind him, a lightning bolt erupts from the oven/microwave, and Pattinson ducks like someone outside has opened fire. He’s giggling and crouching as the oven throws off stray flickers of light and sound.
“Yeah, I think I have to leave that alone,” Pattinson said finally. “But that is a Piccolini Cuscino.”
Twitter quickly picked up on the less-than-charming incident. Scroll on to see all the best reactions.
Everyone is like, “Omg Robert Pattinson doesn’t know how to make pasta,” guys Robert Pattinson doesn’t know where he is— G. L. (@ginadivittorio) May 13, 2020
Tired: Alison Roman's shallot pasta— Ama Scriver (@amascriver) May 13, 2020
Wired: Robert Pattinson's quarantine microwave pasta pic.twitter.com/205LsOfoHy
Live footage of Robert Pattinson making a "pasta pillow" pic.twitter.com/r1OSA9xMYK— Olivia Truffaut-Wong (@iWatchiAm) May 12, 2020
james mcavoy having to wear a wig for all of xmen first class after showing up to set bald bc he didnt know he was starring in a reboot VS whatever shane does in buzzfeed unsolved VS robert pattinson's recent pasta bullshit and u know what they all are? taurus men— rosh (@eiIhart) May 12, 2020
Gal Gadot Robert Pattinson— G. L. (@ginadivittorio) May 13, 2020
& Co. not potentially not
knowing group knowing what
singing doesn’t pasta is
help people pic.twitter.com/dMBwgJgsWm
robert pattinson i am free thursday and would like to teach you how to make pasta please respond to this and be taught how to make pasta by me on thursday when i am free— baby milf (@sibylpain) May 13, 2020
robert pattinson placing pasta into a pot for his piccolini cuscino: pic.twitter.com/oPcCD8dIre— justine (@edwardsvoIvo) May 12, 2020
i made the robert pattinson pasta sugar cheese sandwich and my review is that the only way to describe how it tastes is to imagine going through all five of the kubler ross stages of grief simultaneously pic.twitter.com/QsjwasbXRR— TORMABLAS PICKASDFJKLFDSNMKOFDSJ (@Tormny_Pickeals) May 12, 2020
robert pattinson microwaving his pasta. pic.twitter.com/h0ygTtCeyJ— xavier (@montgomerycIift) May 12, 2020
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