American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza

American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza

Peter Reinhart


near to pizza, there's by no means a scarcity of reviews. Allegiances run from the overall (Chicago as opposed to long island 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, shooting 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 nation-state 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 likely locale of Phoenix, Arizona, the place Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco has confident many who his pie units the recent average within the state. 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 some of the tasty points of interest on Reinhart's epic travel. Returning to the kitchen, Reinhart supplies a grasp category on pizza-making concepts and offers greater than 60 recipes for doughs, sauces and toppings, and the pizzas that deliver all of them jointly. His insatiable interest and reward for storytelling make AMERICAN PIE crucial interpreting in case you aspire to make nice pizza at domestic, in addition to for somebody who enjoys the fun of the hunt.

  • A interesting look at the nice pizzas and pizzerias of Italy and America.
  • Peter Reinhart's final e-book, THE BREAD BAKER'S APPRENTICE, used to be named Cookbook of the 12 months through either the James Beard beginning and the foreign organization of Culinary Professionals. 

    Reviews“Peter Reinhart has taken a deep check out pizza, the most effective and least difficult of meals, embracing all its style. He probes American pizza specifically, yet he has tasted the unique in Naples and visited in other places in Italy to profit approximately adaptations and kinfolk. He tells vibrant tales, and his recipes and methods are thorough and useful. A appropriate book.”—Edward Behr, editor, The artwork of Eating“I doubt no matter if somebody else will be as passionate as Peter Reinhart approximately pizzas or have made such huge and intriguing trips in pursuing them. He has accumulated nice anecdotes and beautifully specific recipes during his intercontinental hunt.”—Alan Davidson, writer of The Oxford better half 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 a superb journey consultant as he is taking us to the easiest pizzerias in Italy and the USA. secrets and techniques are divulged, professional tips supplied, and tales advised. even more than a suite of recipes, it is a e-book that's as enjoyable to learn because it is to bake from.”—Carol box, writer of The Italian Baker

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