Wikimedia CH/Micro Grant/Pasta project

Please provide the following information for your micro-grant request:

Your Username: Popo le Chien

Your Country of residence: Switzerland

Amount requested: ca. 100.- CHF

Planned activity: documenting pastas in all forms and shape. Pasta is a common foodstuff that is very, very poorly documented. The idea, since we have a mini photo studio, is basically to improve and standardize the quality of existing pasta images, for instance replacing

And, of course, adding shapes that are as of yet undocumented. The project is actually already ongoing - in 2018 alone (and so far) 41 images of pasta were taken and used to document the various lists and individual articles : 177 articles in 55 wikis, for an average of 2.5 millions views per month (people like their pasta).

Now that the easy, low-hanging fruit pasta shapes are documented (ie those than can be found in almost any random supermarket), it is time to invest a little for rarer products. Since I plan to go to Torino soon for personal business, I will certainly drop by the local Eataly, which specializes in slow-food products. I would also like to include a reference book in the grant request (Encyclopedia of Pasta by Oretta Zanini De Vita), which will be used to create articles in English and French and generally improve the quality of lists by preventing duplicates.

People involved
(e.g. How many people can benefit from the micro grant you request): 1

Please explain what influence your activity will have on Wikimedia Projects
(e.g. quantitative: number of new pictures uploaded to commons, no of new articles created / qualitative: strengthen the community of german-speaking wikipedia authors etc,):

We are looking at 20 more shapes at least, which will be distributed over 150-200 articles in 50+ wikis. Based on the above stats, another few million views for the individual files.

Please provide links to your contributions after your project or activity ended:
Please provide the links to the categories on Wikimedia Commons, to the articles on Wikipedia or any other contributions on Wikimedia projects:

All pictures taken within the pasta project are listed here.

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