The Geometry of Pasta is a recipe book, but not as we know it. Part history, part dictionary, part philisophy and part cookery, this is a fascinating read you will return to again and again. Unusually for a cookbook there is a strong design element – it is strikingly illustrated with fabulous monochromatic designs originating from the pasta shapes, almost as if it is typographical depiction of a new alphabet.
In this international bestseller, Caz Hildebrand and Jacob Kenedy marry the perfect shape of the 'myriad forms' of pasta to the perfect sauce. They define the different shapes, within shape families, and match each to Kenedy's interpretation of a traditional recipe.
The useful index of sauces, in both Italian and English, completes this marvellous book. Pasta might be considered a staple, but as The Geometry of Pasta demonstrates gloriously, it is far from being a mere staple.
Caz Hildebrand is the designer of Nigella Lawson's sumptuous cookbooks, as well as those by Sam and Sam of Moro. Jacob Kenedy co-owns Bocca di Lupo, considered by many to be London's best restaurant.
Hardback with dust jacket
H:22cm, W:16.5cm, D:3cm