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

By Peter Reinhart

almost about pizza, there's by no means a scarcity of evaluations. Allegiances run from the final (Chicago as opposed to big apple sort, 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Reinhart follows the path from Italy to the States, shooting the tales in the back of the best artisanal pizzas of the outdated international and the hot. 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 United States, the search 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 commonplace within the state. The pizza mecca of recent Haven, grilled pizza in windfall, the deep-dish pies of Chicago, California-style pizza in San Francisco and Los Angeles—these are only the various tasty sights on Reinhart's epic travel. Returning to the kitchen, Reinhart provides a grasp category on pizza-making recommendations and gives greater than 60 recipes for doughs, sauces and toppings, and the pizzas that carry all of them jointly. His insatiable interest and reward for storytelling make AMERICAN PIE crucial analyzing in case you aspire to make nice pizza at domestic, in addition to for someone who enjoys the joys of the hunt.

  • A interesting look at the nice pizzas and pizzerias of Italy and America.
  • Peter Reinhart's final publication, THE BREAD BAKER'S APPRENTICE, used to be named Cookbook of the yr through either the James Beard starting place and the overseas organization of Culinary Professionals. 

    Reviews“Peter Reinhart has taken a deep investigate pizza, the most effective and least difficult of meals, embracing all its kind. He probes American pizza specially, yet he has tasted the unique in Naples and visited somewhere else in Italy to benefit approximately adaptations and kin. He tells shiny tales, and his recipes and strategies are thorough and sensible. A best book.”—Edward Behr, editor, The artwork of Eating“I doubt even if an individual else will be as passionate as Peter Reinhart approximately pizzas or have made such large and fascinating trips in pursuing them. He has accumulated nice anecdotes and beautifully designated recipes during his intercontinental hunt.”—Alan Davidson, writer of The Oxford spouse to Food“We all be aware of that Peter Reinhart is a brilliant baker and instructor, yet now that he is fallen in love with pizza, we will be able to see he is additionally a good journey consultant as he's taking us to the simplest pizzerias in Italy and the US. secrets and techniques are divulged, specialist suggestions supplied, and tales instructed. even more than a set of recipes, it is a ebook that's as enjoyable to learn because it is to bake from.”—Carol box, writer of The Italian Baker

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