Dr. William Edgar of Chicago, Illinois, mentioned in a Muppet News Flash from The Muppet Show episode 223, has pioneered a potential solution to world hunger. Dr. Edgar's unique process converts wool into Italian cuisine. The scientist demonstrated his procedure at a press conference, knitting an entire tureen's worth of minestrone.

Dr. Edgar's discovery is not limited to pastas, as his wife Nancy knits meatballs as a side dish.