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The United States of Pizza: America's Favorite Pizzas, from Thin Crust to Deep Dish, Sourdough to Gluten-free

Craig W. Priebe Dianne Jacob



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Rizzoli International Publications
01 September 2015
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This book celebrates the wild creativity of American-style pizza. Chef Craig Priebe has scoured the countryside, eating his way from coast to coast, stopping in promising pizzerias, to discover the tastiest pies that restaurants are inventing today.

What makes these pizzas much more fun than your run-of-the-mill margherita is that each one has its own personality reflecting its local influences. In this way the book can read like a mozzarella-fueled road trip. From Seattle's Serious Pie comes pizza with white bean puree, asparagus, and Parmesan; from Los Angeles's Mozza, squash blossoms with burrata. The legendary Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix offers up a pie with red onion, rosemary, and Arizona pistachios, while Louisiana Pizza Kitchen brings us one with crawfish etoufee. To ensure success in re-creating these combinations at home, the book also includes blueprints for every type of dough (from Sicilian to Grilled and Gluten Free), a range of adaptable base sauces (from Chunky Pomodoro and New York Style to Alfredo), an introduction covering tools and techniques, as well as an address book at the end so you can make your own pilgrimage to sample these delights.
By:   Craig W. Priebe, Dianne Jacob
Imprint:   Rizzoli International Publications
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 197mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   1.066kg
ISBN:   9780789329448
ISBN 10:   0789329441
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 September 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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,, 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.

Reviews for The United States of Pizza: America's Favorite Pizzas, from Thin Crust to Deep Dish, Sourdough to Gluten-free

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. 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. - 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

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