The perfect shape + the perfect sauce!
A few months ago Quirk Books was kind enough to offer me a review copy of “The Geometry of Pasta” by Caz Hildebrand and Jacob Kennedy. I accepted with enthusiasm and then life got a bit complicated and every time I came to post about it something delaying came up. Well I am sorry it has taken me so long to share this marvelous book with you because it is truly fun and interesting. The design is straight forward and stunning in black and white graphics. The information about pasta- the shapes and history- is fun to read and informative and the sauce pairings are inspired. Critically acclaimed chef Jacob Kenedy and award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand, were recently featured on the Martha Stewart Show! Have a look: http://bit.ly/9t9e6U.
You can read more about the book here.
I chose to make some Orecchiette (little ears) following the directions in the book I mixed 1 cup and 3 Tablespoons semolina flour and 1/3 cup water,
mixed it kneaded it,
let it rest 20 minutes
and then shaped it into a small log, cut 1/2 pieces off then smeared them with a blunt knife to make the orrecchiette.
These are to be served with a broccoli rabe and sausage sauce. Try the book – you’ll like it- I do!