Geometry of Pasta cover

For many years, LDG editor Max Fraser has been fascinated by the design of pasta shapes. It would seem he is not alone, as this new book – THE GEOMETRY OF PASTA – is dedicated to the subject, complete with over 100 recipes. Enter our competition to win a signed copy (entry deadline: 14th May 2010).

Pasta is architecture designed for the taste buds. There are said to be over 300 shapes of pasta, each of which has a history, a story to tell, and an affinity with particular foods. Over hundreds of years, these shapes have evolved alongside the flavours of local ingredients in Italy, and the perfect combination can turn an ordinary dish into something really special.

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THE GEOMETRY OF PASTA, published by Boxtree, pairs over 100 authentic recipes from leading chef, Jacob Kenedy (co-founder of Soho restaurant Bocca di Lupo), with graphic designer Caz Hildebrand‘s striking black-and-white designs to reveal the science, history and philosophy behind spectacular pasta dishes from all over Italy.

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COMPETITION: To win one of 5 signed copies of THE GEOMETRY OF PASTA, simply email your name and delivery address to with ‘Pasta’ in the subject line.

Competition closes at midday on 14th May 2010. Five winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on 14th May. The competition is open to readers from any country and books will be dispatched to the delivery address you supply.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to our five randomly-selected winners: Dorian Koelmans (London); Nick Bond (London); Sara Veloso Custódia da Silva Lança (Portugal); Katie Treggiden (London); Angie Palmer (Hove).

For those who didn’t win, enjoy this free animated recipe!

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