What happens when you mesh art & haute cuisine? Mon petites you get the beautifully crafted tome The Geometry of Pasta (Quirk Books). One part history course, one part kitchen reference, and one part art monograph, The Geometry of Pasta tells the story of flour and water like no other book on the market. Extensively covering the history and basics of pasta, this thoroughly researched and decadent guide is dedicated to the pasta savant & novice who needs practical advice on everything from penne to strozzapreti.
The Geometry of Pasta celebrates Italy's most authentic food, a millennia-old favorite rich in history, flavor, nutrition, diversity and with more then 300 variations this tome delves deep into all things pasta - making it a culinary tour de force! Chef Jacob Kenedy (along with the illustrations of Caz Hildebrand) present his knowledge and techniques in a hands-on way so that each and every step of the cooking pasta can be understood and easily executed. Kenedy leaves room for interpretation and taste, of course, but you will not walk away from this book without knowing which olive oil to buy, why egg pastas tend to complement cream sauces, or how to differentiate between sauces.
From gnocchi, corzetti to a delicious caramelle the variety of pasta in the book is an endless source of inspiration in the kitchen and a pleasure at the table. The tome offers not only the rich history of pasta but mouth watering recipes, including both classic, traditional favorites and fresh new ideas. In these pages, you'll find inspiring pasta dishes designed to suit any occasion — or palate. With it's expertly bold artwork, brilliant recipe collection, appealing to both novice and experienced cooks, it will become an essential addition to your kitchen bookshelf (it has in ours!).
A treasury of the brazen history of Pasta along with recipes and striking artwork this tome is the perfect gift for the season to pasta aficionados and food enthusiasts alike.