|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2010|
|Number of Pages:||288|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||2.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.46 x 1.47 x 8.84|
With style and a sense of fun, this book explores over 100 different pasta recipes. Kenedy, owner of the award-winning restaurant Bocca di Lupo in London, selected the recipes. Graphic designer Hildebrand came up with the concept and the vibrant black-and-white illustrations. Organized alphabetically by type of pasta, most of the recipes have ingredients that are easily found; only a couple would require planning ahead and shipping (e.g., tuna belly in oil, ricotta salata, lango us tines, bor lot ti beans). No source list is provided for the less common pasta shapes or ingredients.
The theme is similar to Oretta Zanini De Vita's Encyclopedia of Pasta and The Silver Spoon: Pasta, although Geometry of Pasta is neither historical nor exhaustive; rather, it is approachable, and the recipe directions are simple to follow. There are typically only a couple of recipes per type of pasta. The directions for making pasta by hand or with a machine are vague and offer no assistance if problems arise.
Verdict: Recommended for cooks with some experience looking for an entertaining treatment for Italian cuisine; optional for beginners.
-Kimberly Bartosz, Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha
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