It’s hard for many of us to imagine better comfort food than pasta. Now imagine devouring a noodle that rather looks like a work of art. Chef David Rivillo is offering exactly that - the pasta he makes seems too beautiful to eat and has earned him almost 40K followers on Instagram.

“Although I have eaten pasta all my life, I started working with fresh pasta in 2016 when I started my professional culinary studies in Porto Alegre,” David told Bored Panda. “Since then, I got my first pasta machine and never bought pasta again in the supermarket.”

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David has shared some "making of" moments on his social media

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The pasta looks just as good once it's cooked and ready to taste

“Everything started in 2019. I was already experimenting with colors in pasta when I made my first design to pay tribute to Carlos Cruz Diez. He is my favorite artist, and he has recently passed away. I reproduced the Cromointerferencia de color aditivo, an artwork he created for the Simón Bolívar International Airport, one of the most representative artworks for all Venezuelans. Since then, my mind has never stopped thinking about it and how to get different designs and patterns,” David told us.

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks nothing like pasta. I have some ribbon in my ribbon box that looks almost identical, but it's blue. It's amazing! I would like to know what is making it sparkly.

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When asked about his inspirations, David replied: “My inspiration comes from everywhere: nature, any artwork, architecture, textile, and fashion designs. I’m constantly thinking about making any design that looks interesting into pasta. Before the pandemic in 2019, I had some ideas in mind and did some minor stuff, but I didn't have the time to develop those ideas entirely because of my work. It was just in the pandemic, throughout the lockdown, when everything started to take off.”

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

these look so... amazing, beautiful, baffling... so much in a piece of pasta!! Amazing work from the chef!

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“There isn't much information or courses available to learn about pasta design or colored pasta. So I knew that if I wanted to make better and different designs keeping the structure and the colors of the design before and after cooking, I had to make my research study. So I studied the science behind every ingredient involved in pasta, including the natural colors, to get the quality that I'm getting now,” David told us about his learning process. “My research skills and knowledge in chemistry and food science helped me throughout the process. All of them were crucial in the development of all the techniques.”

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Perfect. I've never seen pasta so perfect.

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The talented chef says he will never be fully satisfied with the level of his creations: “There is so much to accomplish in pasta design. It is just the beginning of something great, at least for me. When you are genuinely interested in something, you never stop learning. I never thought that I would do what I'm doing now. It wasn't easy, but everything that I have achieved so far is a result of hard work, tons of patience, a lot of constancy in everything I do.”

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Rusti Gardina
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, this looks like something Beatlejuice would eat

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That he can put two ribbons of pasta together, and marry them perfectly without distorting either of them is miraculous.

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Rusti Gardina
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd take this over a piece of candy every day of the week

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if these are cheese or spinach tortellini... either way, they're beautiful.

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Gaby Almodovar
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know, but blue color just doesn't look okay for me in food. Especially the bright blue shade.

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does he get the stripes so perfect? I couldn't do this with paper and ink.

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if these are really edible. This looks like it's buttered!

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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a wrapper for a sandwich from a cafe

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if any of these are cooked, or if they are raw pasta dough

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Mistralok
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10 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was a Chef for over 45 years and consider myself the best of the best of the best of anything culinary, but I could not come remotely close to this.

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if these can be purchased ...and if I could bring myself to eat them. This would be perfect for a NYE dinner, because they're so elegant. I won't create an Instagram account so I can't get more information.

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The ends are cut so cleanly... must have really good tools and a very steady hand.

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imagine a lasagna made with these and bechamel.

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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

limited edition fruit roll up

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Rusti Gardina
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope, don't like the snakes. I think I'd be anxious if these were served to me!

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GoddessOdd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I couldn't bring myself to dunk them in sauce!

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Florida, but without the beach
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this man isn’t making a ton of money with these, he’s doing something wrong, and it isn’t the pasta