The perfect shape + The perfect sauce = The Geometry of Pasta. Well, that’s what it says on the label and that’s exactly what the 100+ recipes inside do: perfectly pair up the various pasta shapes with sauces that make the combination work like magic. Like the pasta and sauce pairings, the book is also a collaborative effort, this one being between chef Jacob Kennedy and graphic designer Caz Hildebrand. Organised in alphabetical order by the various types of pasta, there’s also an intro to each pasta to add some history. Together with the minimalist black and white pasta designs and the classic recipes, it’s a joy to look at and even better to cook from. Or you can just think of it as “mathematically perfect deliciousness,” as it says on the back cover. Available in hardcover at Chefs Warehouse for R250.