Photograph by Winona Barton-Ballentine Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero Prop Styling by Heather Greene

Meg Murry (A Wrinkle in Time)

Tesseract Pesto Kelp Noodles

Starters from Issue 11 – Summer 2017 – Heroines

In 1962’s A Wrinkle in Time, three children (including Meg Murry, a champion of square pegs everywhere) travel to another dimension by “wrinkling time” through a tesseract to rescue Meg’s scientist dad. It’s love that saves the day—a lesson that head and heart should be relied on in equal measure. We riffed off the drawing in which Mrs. Whatsit explains a tesseract using an insect and Mrs Who’s skirt hem, with a tangle of kelp noodles—the pasta of the future!—sprinkled, if you dare, with edible ants.

serves 4