Craig Priebe has been called a pizza miracle worker (Chicago magazine) and a pizza expert (The Chicago Sun-Times). His 30-year career as a chef has garnered acclaim from National Public Radio, Travel+Leisure, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dianne Jacob has been a writer, editor and journalist over her long career, and now specialises in food writing. Alongside publications in Writer's Digest, Salon.com, Clearn Eating, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Gastronomica, she is author of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoirs, and More.
With his second cookbook, Priebe takes on the role of pizza enthusiast, storyteller, and food historian, capturing the oral histories from the owners of famedpizzerias across the countryand packaging them with his own recipes inspired by those experiences. He seamlessly weaves his easy-going appetite for storytelling with sophisticated cooking techniques broken down for the average cook. -TheDailyMeal.com This is a happy book . . . With The United States of Pizza in your kitchen, you are prepared for dozens of pizza nights of delight . . . Don't feel overwhelmed by all of these ideas. Just take it one slice at a time. - CookingByTheBook.com No pizza stone goes unturned here - rather than a painstaking paean to the classic style, [ The United States of Pizza ] celebrates the freewheeling Americanness of pizza, reflecting the personalities of their makers and origins. -PASTE MAGAZINE Where other pizza cookbooks would come from a single cook or innovator, this gathers the creations of chefs from across the country and also adds notes on how the authors discovered their fare. Where other pizza cookbooks would assume some basic pizza-making knowledge or provide these directions using text, The United States of Pizza uses color step-by-step photos to visually explore different techniques . . . The result is a deliciously diverse creation that assumes little prior experience making pizza dough or toppings, and requires only an interest in innovative productions to prove an exciting addition to any cook's collection. -CALIFORNIA BOOKWATCH