Steven Guarnaccia

Butterflies, Snails & Little Worms

Farfalle, lumache & vermicelli


This little volume is a multilingual visual dictionary of pasta names and shapes, featuring Steven Guarnaccia’s witty drawings along with easy-to-follow recipes that allow you to try out the various pasta shapes at home.

“Learning Italian, I fell in love first with the sound of the words. I learned all of the meanings of the names for pasta that were familiar to me (spaghetti, vermicelli, ziti) as well as those that weren’t (bucatini, fazzoletti, gigli). I loved the sound of the names but even more I loved the sheer visuality of their meanings. Before then, it hadn’t occurred to me that the names meant anything. Had you told me that I was eating little strings or worms, I would have thought you were pulling my leg. But my deeper Italian lesson was that though language is a pleasure, it’s only a diversion compared to the pleasures of the kitchen.”

isbn:  9783944858678

Published by:  RAUM Italic

Languages:  Italian, English, French and German

Binding:  paperback

Pages:  128

Width:  12,5

Height:  16

Edition:  2020


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