There are a lot of cookbooks out there and more keep coming. For me most are a great disappointment offering little new past gorgeous food-porn shots promising results that the recipes don't deliver.
Yet we keep wishing on our foodie stars that one day a winner will be published. And ouila! It has come to pass. Welcome please, The Geometry of Pasta. This is one really fascinating book. It is cool enough for the most accomplished cook and simple enough for uncertain beginners.
It is a certainly a pasta lovers dream as it cleverly walks us through the process of matching pasta shapes to sauces, why one enhances the other and the recipes are flawless. The recipes are also adaptable....go ahead and substitute crimini for morel.
Now, no cookbook is completely perfect, there may be a few things you will not like: no glossary photographs and ingredients are metric. Get past it. The purpose is the subtle art of combining pasta shapes with sauces. That they've gotten absolutely right.
Click here and have a smile: Farfalle