Art, science, & pasta

Today I came across a really appetizing interesting site, which is an excerpt from a book called Pasta by Design, by George L. Legendre.

What is so wonderful about it – to me at least – is that it brings together the math which produces the curves in the pasta, the technical reproduction of the pasta shape (which looks like a stipple contour drawing!), and then photographs, a brief origin / history of the shape, and even recommendations on how to eat it!

You can browse the interactive site on the New York Times website.

And a shout-out to one of my favorite bloggers Nathan Yau at FlowingData, for his brief post and link to the original work.

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