Leigh Buchanan


Ode to Barilla Pasta

“The chairman of Barilla Group says his company will not feature gay families in advertisements for his products because he likes the ‘traditional’ family. If someone disagrees, well, they can go ‘eat another brand of pasta.'” —The Huffington Post

My pennies shun your penne
Your farfalle is far fallen
Your linguini? I am fini
Cuz your bigotry’s appallin’

The halo’s left your angel hair
Your elbow’s off my table
Your boss has really boiled my sauce
I’ll seek another label.


Leigh Buchanan is an editor and writer for Inc. Magazine, who has switched her brand loyalty to De Cecco.