The cover of The Geometry of Pasta draws more than a few glances when found on your end table – outside of it being a great take on pasta. “One would think that a minimalist cookbook devoid of photography wouldn’t be worthy of coffee table status, but the illustrations adorning this volume prove otherwise. Conceived by award-winning graphic designer Hildebrand, the diversity of pasta morphology, from Agnolotti to Ziti, is revealed through historical anecdotes, recipes, and an eye-catching b&w aesthetic. … From the obscure story of Strozzapreti (“priest stranglers”) to the humorous warming red pepper and whiskey sauce for Radiatore pasta, or “radiators,” one learns how shapes are created to maximize surface area and sauce delivery.”  Amazon has it.

More looks inside The Geometry of Pasta after the click.

What To Read Next