Are you lacking an Italian in your life? Ever wonder what all those amazing pasta shapes are for, and why choosing a certain shape over another matters? I certainly am, and have. Thankfully there’s a decoder cookbook, full of gorgeous black and white illustrations that appeal to my graphic designer sensibilities. The Perfect Shape + the Perfect Sauce = The Geometry of Pasta, written by Jacob Kennedy and illustrated by Caz Hildebrand, out on Boxtree. Available in the U.S. from independent Phillie publisher, Quirk Books, at Amazon. [via Kitsune Noir] Also, be sure to look for Caz and Jacob on The Martha Stewart Show, to be aired on October 14th and October 15th.