Pasta by Design (Hardcover)

By George L. Legendre, Stefano Grazini (Photographer)

Thames & Hudson, 9780500515808, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2011



Pasta's wonderful, sometimes whimsical, geometrical shapes and surfaces are designed to hold certain sauces or accompaniments, to be beautiful yet functional. Here are over ninety forms of pasta, each shown through especially commissioned photographs, mathematical formulae that accurately describe each shape, and drawings that reveal the hidden genius of our everyday food. Brief texts describe the special attributes of each form of pasta, along with advice on specific uses in cooking.