A Mathematical Appreciation of Pasta

January 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

Pappadelle Tortellini

You may have never associated your ravioli, tortellini or fettucini with a compass or a ruler.  “Pasta by Design”, a special book with mouth-watering photographs laid out side by side with intricate equations and sophisticated drawings, would convince you that those utencils are as relevant to your beloved pasta as your fork, spoon or knife.

Here are a few sample pages from the book.  And these stories can tell you more about George L. Legendre, the architect who authored the book, and the mathematics in your pasta:

The book can be purchased from Thames and Hudson or Amazon.

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