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On the subject of pizza, there is never a shortage of opinions. Allegiances run from the general (Chicago versus New York style, Neapolitan versus Roman) to the particular (Pepe's versus Sally's, Gino's East versus Pizzeria Uno), and new interpretations ever extend the pizza frontier.In AMERICAN PIE, master bread baker Peter Reinhart follows the trail from Italy to the States, capturing the stories behind the greatest artisanal pizzas of the Old World and the New. Beginning his journey in Genoa, Reinhart scours the countryside in search of the fabled focaccia col formaggio. He next heads to Rome to sample the famed seven-foot-long pizza al taglio, and then to Naples for the archetypal pizza napoletana. Back in America, the hunt resumes in the unlikely locale of Phoenix, Arizona, where Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco has convinced many that his pie sets the new standard in the country. The pizza mecca of New Haven, grilled pizza in Providence, the deep-dish pies of Chicago, California-style pizza in San Francisco and Los Angeles—these are just a few of the tasty attractions on Reinhart's epic tour. Returning to the kitchen, Reinhart gives a master class on pizza-making techniques and provides more than 60 recipes for doughs, sauces and toppings, and the pizzas that bring them all together. His insatiable curiosity and gift for storytelling make AMERICAN PIE essential reading for those who aspire to make great pizza at home, as well as for anyone who enjoys the thrill of the hunt.
  • A fascinating look into the great pizzas and pizzerias of Italy and America.
  • Peter Reinhart's last book, THE BREAD BAKER'S APPRENTICE, was named Cookbook of the Year by both the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. 

    Reviews“Peter Reinhart has taken a deep look into pizza, one of the best and simplest of foods, embracing all its variety. He probes American pizza especially, but he has tasted the original in Naples and visited elsewhere in Italy to learn about variations and relatives. He tells vivid stories, and his recipes and techniques are thorough and practical. A splendid book.”—Edward Behr, editor, The Art of Eating“I doubt whether anyone else could be as passionate as Peter Reinhart about pizzas or have made such extensive and exciting journeys in pursuing them. He has collected great anecdotes and wonderfully detailed recipes in the course of his intercontinental hunt.”—Alan Davidson, author of The Oxford Companion to Food“We all know that Peter Reinhart is a great baker and teacher, but now that he's fallen in love with pizza, we can see he's also a great tour guide as he takes us to the best pizzerias in Italy and America. Secrets are divulged, expert tips provided, and stories told. Much more than a collection of recipes, this is a book that is as fun to read as it is to bake from.”—Carol Field, author of The Italian Baker

  • Synopsis:

    From the author of the award-winning "Bread Baker's Apprentice," this is a fascinating look into the great pizzas and pizzerias of Italy and America.

    Synopsis:

    Beginning his journey in Genoa. Reinhart scours the Italian countryside in search of the fabled focaccia col formaggio di Recco. After a stop in Florence for pizza vesuvio, with its black truffles and molten cheese. Peter heads to Rome to sample the famed seven-foot-long pizza bianca, and then Naples for the archetypal pizza napoletana. Back in America. the hunt for authentic pizza begins in the unlikely locale of Phoenix. Arizona, where Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco has convinced many that his pie is the best in the country. Sardinian pizza in Dallas: the pizza epicenter of New Haven: grilled pizza in Providence; the deep-dish pies of Chicago: Yugoslavian pogacha in Bellevue, Washington--these are just a few of the stops on Reinhart's epic tour. Reinhart then returns to the kitchen, where he gives a master class on pizza-making techniques and provides his interpretations of the most memorable pizzas from his journey. His insatiable curiosity--and appetite--and gift for storytelling make this a must-have book for the avid cook, as well as a great read for the armchair pizzaiolo.

    About the Author

    PETER REINHART is a full-time baking instructor at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the cofounder of the legendary Brother Juniper's Bakery in Santa Rosa, California, and is the author of six books on bread baking, including Brother Juniper's Bread Book and the 2002 James Beard and IACP Book of the Year, The Bread Baker's Apprentice.

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    catbert, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by catbert)
    Peter Reinhart is a true genius of anything bread. His search for good pizza and the resulting book are worth every penny spent acquiring a copy. I have used his recipes and knowledge and have made the most wonderful, affordable, tasty pizza known in a home kitchen. Blessings upon Professor Reinhart.
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    Wendell Bowerman, September 15, 2011 (view all comments by Wendell Bowerman)
    This is the "everything you always wanted to know but didn't know how to ask" book on Pizza. Mr. Reinhart covers the territory, not only how to make pizza dough but how to make your oven simulate a pizza oven; and the first part of his book is about the places in Italy and in the USA where he finds interesting pizzas; this part will also tell you a lot about what he regards as the criteria for a great pizza. He also provides recipes for a variety of toppings; my only criticism is that his toppings tend to be skimpy (and he admits that for him, less is more); I've eaten good pizza in the USA and in Italy and I've never seen a pizza with as little topping as he recommends. I'd suggest that you double his amounts, for starters.
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    mmc_eg35, September 24, 2006 (view all comments by mmc_eg35)
    I will not tell many words or comments I will go ahead and say two words no more.
    Perfect Pizza
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    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781580084222
    Author:
    Reinhart, Peter
    Publisher:
    Ten Speed Press
    Location:
    Berkeley
    Subject:
    Italy
    Subject:
    Essays
    Subject:
    United states
    Subject:
    Pizza
    Subject:
    Courses & Dishes - Pizza
    Subject:
    United States Description and travel.
    Subject:
    Italy Description and travel.
    Subject:
    Cooking and Food-General
    Copyright:
    Series Volume:
    no.5
    Publication Date:
    20031131
    Binding:
    HARDCOVER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    272
    Dimensions:
    900x700

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    "Synopsis" by , From the author of the award-winning "Bread Baker's Apprentice," this is a fascinating look into the great pizzas and pizzerias of Italy and America.
    "Synopsis" by , Beginning his journey in Genoa. Reinhart scours the Italian countryside in search of the fabled focaccia col formaggio di Recco. After a stop in Florence for pizza vesuvio, with its black truffles and molten cheese. Peter heads to Rome to sample the famed seven-foot-long pizza bianca, and then Naples for the archetypal pizza napoletana. Back in America. the hunt for authentic pizza begins in the unlikely locale of Phoenix. Arizona, where Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco has convinced many that his pie is the best in the country. Sardinian pizza in Dallas: the pizza epicenter of New Haven: grilled pizza in Providence; the deep-dish pies of Chicago: Yugoslavian pogacha in Bellevue, Washington--these are just a few of the stops on Reinhart's epic tour. Reinhart then returns to the kitchen, where he gives a master class on pizza-making techniques and provides his interpretations of the most memorable pizzas from his journey. His insatiable curiosity--and appetite--and gift for storytelling make this a must-have book for the avid cook, as well as a great read for the armchair pizzaiolo.
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