American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza by Peter Reinhart

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By Peter Reinhart

with regards to pizza, there's by no means a scarcity of evaluations. Allegiances run from the overall (Chicago as opposed to manhattan type, Neapolitan as opposed to Roman) to the actual (Pepe's as opposed to Sally's, Gino's East as opposed to Pizzeria Uno), and new interpretations ever expand the pizza frontier.In AMERICAN PIE, grasp bread baker Peter Reinhart follows the path from Italy to the States, taking pictures the tales at the back of the best artisanal pizzas of the previous international and the recent. starting his trip in Genoa, Reinhart scours the geographical region looking for the fabled focaccia col formaggio. He subsequent heads to Rome to pattern the famed seven-foot-long pizza al taglio, after which to Naples for the archetypal pizza napoletana. again in the US, the quest resumes within the not going locale of Phoenix, Arizona, the place Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco has confident many who his pie units the hot common within the kingdom. The pizza mecca of latest Haven, grilled pizza in windfall, the deep-dish pies of Chicago, California-style pizza in San Francisco and Los Angeles—these are only many of the tasty sights on Reinhart's epic journey. Returning to the kitchen, Reinhart supplies a grasp type on pizza-making concepts and gives greater than 60 recipes for doughs, sauces and toppings, and the pizzas that convey all of them jointly. His insatiable interest and present for storytelling make AMERICAN PIE crucial examining in the event you aspire to make nice pizza at domestic, in addition to for an individual who enjoys the joys of the hunt.

  • A attention-grabbing investigate the nice pizzas and pizzerias of Italy and America.
  • Peter Reinhart's final publication, THE BREAD BAKER'S APPRENTICE, was once named Cookbook of the yr by means of either the James Beard starting place and the foreign organization of Culinary Professionals. 

    Reviews“Peter Reinhart has taken a deep investigate pizza, the best and least difficult of meals, embracing all its kind. He probes American pizza particularly, yet he has tasted the unique in Naples and visited in other places in Italy to benefit approximately diversifications and kin. He tells brilliant tales, and his recipes and strategies are thorough and sensible. A ideal book.”—Edward Behr, editor, The paintings of Eating“I doubt no matter if a person else will be as passionate as Peter Reinhart approximately pizzas or have made such broad and intriguing trips in pursuing them. He has accrued nice anecdotes and beautifully targeted recipes during his intercontinental hunt.”—Alan Davidson, writer of The Oxford significant other to Food“We all be aware of that Peter Reinhart is a smart baker and instructor, yet now that he is fallen in love with pizza, we will see he is additionally an excellent travel advisor as he is taking us to the easiest pizzerias in Italy and the United States. secrets and techniques are divulged, specialist counsel supplied, and tales informed. even more than a set of recipes, this can be a booklet that's as enjoyable to learn because it is to bake from.”—Carol box, writer of The Italian Baker

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