Book Review: The Geometry of Pasta

Are you a pasta nerd? This is the book for you. And don't be shy, we're all pasta addicts here.

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. These shapes have evolved alongside the flavours of local ingredients, and the perfect combination can turn an ordinary gift into something sublime.

The Geometry of Pasta is a lovely book. It's entirely black and white, which adds to both it's character and ease of reading. This is a technical book after all. Full of technical drawings, illustrations and the precise measurements to help you accurately create your pasta shapes - true to the authentic Italian designs.

There are 78 different categories of pasta listed and over 100 authentic recipes from critically acclaimed chef, Jacob Kenedy. Award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand's is the mind behind the stunning black-and-white designs that reveal the science, history and philosophy behind spectacular pasta dishes from all over Italy.

This book is beautiful piece of "art meets food meets engineering" excellence. Buy it for yourself to satisfy your mind tumbling into the abyss of pasta shapes. Or your pasta-loving friend, your other half or parent that will appreciate the art of pasta.