by Serra, December 19, 2012 12:00 AM
I am a pizza fanatic and thought I knew everything there was to know about making amazing pies at home. Jim Lahey took my pizza making to the next level. The book is worth it just for the simple oven technique he offers that helps make the most of your pizza stone; my pies have never been so well browned, crispy, and crowned with a slight char. There are some fantastic sauce recipes that will shake up your repertoire, paired with gorgeously shot photos of the pies. Oh, and of course there's the no-knead crust recipe that will change the way you think about making bread forever.