I have a thing for uniformity. Things lined up in sequence, shapes collected together, collections of colours gradiating from one to the next in subtle degree of change. Some might call this OCD, being ‘extra’ or being just downright ridiculous. But I think that looking at things a different way allows us to process the information differently and maybe, learn something new from it. So you can imagine how my heart leapt when I saw The Gemonetry of Pasta a book by Jacob Kenedy and Caz Hildebrand.
Did you know that there are allegedly over 300 shapes of pasta, each of which has a history, a story to tell, and an affinity with particular foods? I didn’t. But I would welcome the challege to taste each one!
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. Looking at the wonderful black and white illustrations instead of colourful pasta shades truly makes you view this as a science rather than an exercise in gastronomy, and thus takes the focus off the taste and helps you appreciate the beauty of these thoughtful shapes of pasta.
Adding this one to my wishlist..in case you are so inclined to spoil me!
all images via amazon