Choosing between penne and pappardelle may seem arbitrary, but The Geometry of Pasta shows that there is a method to the madness when it comes to pasta shapes. Jacob Kenedy and Caz Hildebrand provide over 100 recipes pairing shape with sauce through clever design and sound science.
from the publisher
There are said to be over 300 shapes of pasta, each of which has a history, a story to tell, and an affinity with particular foods. . . .The Geometry of Pasta pairs over 100 authentic recipes from critically acclaimed chef, Jacob Kenedy, with award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand’s stunning black-and-white designs to reveal the science, history, and philosophy behind spectacular pasta dishes from all over Italy.
On the tenth anniversary of the publication of The Geometry of Pasta, ckbk co-founder Nadia Arumugam recalls where she discovered the book, tells why it was one of the first to appear on the ckbk site, and shares pasta-based memories from her time in Italy.
I think the whole concept of this book is genius - we are always told to match pasta type to sauce but no one has explored it quite in this way. The design is gorgeous of course, so it's a pleasure to browse through but what takes me back to it again and again is the recipes. Easily my favourite Italian cookery book.