The Geometry of Pasta
Graphic designer Caz Hildebrand and chef Jacob Kenedy's stylish hardback is equal parts functional cookbook and coffee-table eye candy. Art Deco-style illustrations of more than 100 pastas, from agnolotti to ziti, are each accompanied by a short history of and recipes suited to that pasta shape. The sleek images have the mesmerizing quality of Escher prints, and the recipesnot just Italian, but Greek, Hungarian and moreare equally inviting. $25; amazon.com.