Sunday, October 9, 2011

Noodle Mapping

Maybe you're like us, and often end up in the pasta aisle of the grocery store, pondering all those gorgeous shapes with your mouth agape.  We've always wanted to know the stories behind each fold - and how they got their names.  For instance, Orecchiette, an more obvious one - named little pig's ears.  But we digress...

Architect George L. Legendre's new book Pasta by Design has all your answers and is sure to satisfy all of your pasta fetishes (we're looking at you, Miss Gemma Gray).  The book, published by Thames & Hudson, is a taxonomy of 92 different pasta shapes - mapped and categorized, complete with cooking times and serving suggestions.  Given that we've spent our fair share of time mapping and drawing the most ridiculous things in 3D - we were weak-kneed at the sight of this book.  Just look at these diagrams:



We're keeping this one in mind for the holidays...

Pasta By Design
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