The Geometry of Pasta {book review}

THE GEOMETRY OF PASTA pairs over 100 authentic recipes from acclaimed chef Jacob Kennedy with award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand’s stunning black-and-white designs to reveal the science, culture, and philosophy behind spectacular pasta dishes from throughout Italian history.

This isn’t your ordinary cookbook. The Geometry of Pasta instead of just providing delicious recipes to it’s readers, it also educates us about the huge variety of pasta types out there. I honestly had no idea there are well over three hundred! The rich history behind a single type of pasta, the common dimensions, and what this pasta is most commonly used and can be paired with what sauce is just so much fun to know. Yes, I do realize this might not appeal to everyone but I’m totally eating up it up (No pun intended).

There are some real mysteries held inside this book. For instance, do you really know the truth about Alfredo sauce, like why it’s hard to find in Italy?  Being pregnant myself, I honestly got a kick out of the fact that the creator was a husband trying to find something his newly pregnant wife could keep down without getting sick.

I imagine in the future I’ll be trying my hand at some of the delicious recipes found in this book but for now I’m enjoying it as a quite enlightening new read.

The Geometry of Pasta is published by Quirk Books and is listed for $24.95.

DISCLAIMER: Thanks to Quirk Books for providing this book for review. My thoughts are mine and my family’s own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway.