The book treats 77 different forms of pasta and for each one lists its dimensions, its synonyms (as many of the shapes have different names in different regions of Italy), similar pasta forms and sauces to be eaten with it. Then, in the main body of text, there is an explanation as to how the particular pasta should be eaten, some detail on its form and preparation and a bit of history. A black and white illustration for each shape is provided as well as, and most importantly, at least one recipe using that specific form of pasta (provided by Kennedy).
An informative, fascinating and above all easy-to-follow guide to pasta, The Geometry of Pasta is the perfect manual for all pasta-lovers and foodies in general. Not only is it a nice object to have in the house, but the jacket of the hardback version unfolds to reveal a while series of pasta illustrations.
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