The Geometry of Pasta
Publication Date: September 15, 2010
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Wheels and tubes, twists and folds and grooves—pasta comes in hundreds of shapes, each with its own unique history, beauty, and place on the dinner table. For centuries these shapes have evolved alongside Italy’s cornucopia of local ingredients; if you know how the flavours relate to the forms, you hold the secret formula to good taste.
The Geometry of Pasta pairs over 100 authentic recipes from acclaimed chef Jacob Kenedy with award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand’s stunning black-and-white designs to reveal the science, culture, and philosophy behind spectacular pasta dishes from throughout Italian history.
A triumphant fusion of food and design, The Geometry of Pasta invites us to unlock the hidden properties of Italy’s most mathematically perfect deliciousness.
Caz Hildebrand is well known as the designer of sumptuous best-selling cookbooks by some of the world’s most celebrated chefs. Jacob Kennedy is the co-owner of Bocca di Lupo, recently voted London’s best restaurant by both Time Out and the Evening Standard.
In their new cookbook, The Geometry of Pasta, designer Caz Hildebrand and chef Jacob Kenedy set out to explain how certain sauces complement certain pasta shapes. From eliche to fusilli to strozzapreti, Kenedy says people simply have to tap into what he calls an enjoyable "mouth feel." More at NPR.org
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“Stylish, greed-inducing, knowledgeable, and witty; an instant classic.”—Nigella Lawson
“Really delicious, authentic pasta recipes”—Jamie Oliver
“Walks the line between functional cookbook and coffee-table eye candy.”—Food & Wine
“An instant classic.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The Geometry of Pasta is like no other cookbook you’ve ever seen. Mangia, mangia!”—Christian Science Monitor