The Italians Have A Secret
The Italians Have A Secret

Our Story

the perfect shape + the perfect sauce

The Geometry of Pasta is a celebration of the wonders of the most basic staples of Italian cooking: pasta and sauce. We wanted to open up the world of pasta and reveal the secrets held in its geometry to everyone.

The Inside Story Of Pasta

Pasta is truly diverse. It is said there are more than 300 shapes of pasta, each with their own unique story to tell. The shapes evolved alongside local ingredients, giving them an affinity with particular foods. To eat authentically, you need to match your pasta to the right sauce.

It is said there are more than

Varieties of Pasta

Learn To Eat Like An Italian

While Italians are born knowing the geometry of pasta, the rest of us need help. Knowing the ideal combination can turn a simple dish into a sublime experience. The Geometry of Pasta is all about making this easy to do – whether you try our pasta and sauces or use our cookbook. It’s the biggest compliment to us that even the Italians are open to relearning their own secrets.

Learn To Eat Like An Italian

While Italians are born knowing the geometry of pasta, the rest of us need help. Knowing the ideal combination can turn a simple dish into a sublime experience.

The Geometry of Pasta is all about making this easy to do – whether you try our pasta and sauces or use our cookbook. It’s the biggest compliment to us that even the Italians are open to relearning their own secrets.
The Geometry of Pasta is all about making this easy to do – whether you try our pasta and sauces or use our cookbook. It’s the biggest compliment to us that even the Italians are open to relearning their own secrets.

The Inspiration

To reveal the inner workings of pasta we created a design that brings to life the central idea of our brand. Inspired by a technical drawing of plumbing grommets, our striking black and white illustrations showcase the exact contours, size and dimensions of each pasta shape, celebrating their wonderful diversity. Our cookbook is the blueprint for our collection of slow-dried, bronze-drawn pasta and sublime sauces, made in small batches by Italian artisans.

Our Pasta + Sauces

Pair our slow-dried, bronze-drawn pasta with one of our rich Tuscan sauces for a simple, sublime experience.

pasta with principles

Our slow-dried, bronze-drawn pasta is handcrafted by two Italian artisan makers, both located in Tuscany, one in the ancient walled city of Lucca and the other from the fields of Val d’Orcia, using only 100% durum wheat from Tuscany and the purest water from Tuscan Appenino and the Mount Amiata springs.

In contrast to industrially produced pasta, our pasta is dried slowly at very low temperatures for up to 48 hours. This keeps the taste characteristics of starch and gluten without any precooking and “evaporation” of protein and nutrients.

Our pasta is drawn through traditional bronze dies. This special process gives the pasta its characteristic light yellow colour and a rougher texture and quality, encouraging the sauces to adhere better.

Sublime Sauces

Our delicious sauces – made with Tuscan tomatoes and rich in locals game meats – are crafted from authentic Tuscan recipes with the finest, fresh, natural ingredients and no preservatives.

From Wild Boar through to Porcini Mushroom and Truffle – our sauces celebrate the best of authentic Italian gastronomic tradition.

The Shop

A selection of our range is available to buy at ink-works.co.uk
Click on the links below to be taken through to our online shop. See the Stockists section for information on where our range is stocked internationally.

The Shop

A selection of our range is available to buy at ink-works.co.uk
Click on the links below to be taken through to our online shop. See the Stockists section for information on where our range is stocked internationally.

Stockists

Our range is stocked in the UK,
Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Download the PDF for specific locations.