The Pizza Bible

The Pizza Bible : The World's Favorite Pizza Styles, from Neapolitan, Deep-Dish, Wood-Fired, Sicilian, Calzones and Focaccia to New York, New Haven, Detroit, and More

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A comprehensive guide to making pizza, covering nine different regional styles--including Neapolitan, Roman, Chicago, and Californian--from 12-time world Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani.

Everyone loves pizza! From fluffy Sicilian pan pizza to classic Neapolitan margherita with authentic charred edges, and from Chicago deep-dish to cracker-thin, the pizza spectrum is wide and wonderful, with something to suit every mood and occasion. And with so many fabulous types of pie, why commit to just one style? The Pizza Bible is a complete master class in making delicious, perfect, pizzeria-style pizza at home, with more than seventy-five recipes covering every style you know and love, as well as those you've yet to fall in love with. Pizzaiolo and twelve-time world pizza champion Tony Gemignani shares all his insider secrets for making amazing pizza in home kitchens.

With The Pizza Bible, you'll learn the ins and outs of starters, making dough, assembly, toppings, and baking, how to rig your home oven to make pizza like the pros, and all the tips and tricks that elevate home pizza-making into a craft.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 220 x 255 x 26mm | 1,372g
  • Ten Speed Press
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 125 PHOTOS
  • 1607746050
  • 9781607746058
  • 52,758

Table of contents

Respect the Craft    
The Master Class   
Gearing Up  
Master Class Shopping List  
Part One: Theory  
Part Two: Practice  
Day One  
Day Two 
Day Three  
Regional American   
Master Dough with Starter 
Tiga and Poolish Starters  
Master Dough Without Starter 
New Yorker  
New York–New Jersey Tomato Sauce
Sweet Fennel Sausage    
Calabrese Honey Sausage  
Casing Sausage 
New Haven with Clams  
New Jersey Tomato Pie 
Detroit Red Top  
St. Louis  
Chicago Deep-Dish Dough 
Chicago Stuffed Dough  
Deep-Dish Tomato Sauce  
Chicago Deep-Dish with Calabrese and
Fennel Sausages  
Chicago Deep Dish with Spinach and Ricotta  
Fully Stuffed  
Cast-Iron Skillet   
Cracker-Thin Dough  
Cracker-Thin with Fennel Sausage  
Cracker-Thin Tomato Sauce  
Frank Nitti  
Italian Stallion
Italian Beef  
Italian Beef Sandwich  
Chicago-Inspired Cocktails  
Sicilian Dough with Starter
Sicilian Dough Without Starter  
Parbaking Sicilian Dough 
The Brooklyn  
Sicilian Tomato Sauce  
Pepperoni and Sausage  
Burratina di Margherita    
Purple Potato and Pancetta  
La Regina  
Early Girl Tomato Sauce  
Quattro Forni  
California Style   
Multigrain Dough  
Honey Pie 
Eddie Muenster
Guanciale and Quail Egg  
Organic Three Cheese  
Eggplant and Olive  
Fig, Almond, and Monterey Jack 
Organic Dough    
Khorasan Dough  
Einkorn Dough  
Sprouted Wheat Dough  
Napoletana Dough  
Napoletana Tomato Sauce  
Handmade Mozzarella  
Wood-Fired Pizza Basics  
Wood-Fired Oven Baking   
Home-Oven Broiler Method  
Margherita Extra  
Regional Italian 
Calabrese “Diavola”  
Quattro Anchovy  
Pizza Romana  
Romana Dough 
Dough for Grilling 
Grilled Pizza Master Recipe  
Steak Lover’s  
St-Germain BBQ Chicken  
Wrapped and Rolled   
Calzone with Meatballs or Spinach  
Mortadella and Cheese Calzonewich  
The Bow Tie  
Pepperoli Sausage Rol  
Two Cool Things to Do with Leftover Dough  
Focaccia and Bread   
After-School Ciabatta Pizza  
Baker’s Percentages Chart  
Measurement Conversion Charts  

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Review Text

A comprehensive guide to making pizza, covering nine different regional styles--including...
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Review quote

"The Best Pizzeria in America: Tony's Pizza Napoletana" --Larry Olmstead, Forbes Magazine

"[Tony Gemingnani] approaches the craft of making pizza dough with the same intelligence and expertise as that of a pro brew master concocting an artisanal ale." --Publishers Weekly

"A cookbook we're looking forward to this fall." --Tasting Table

"One of the most anticipated cookbooks of ll 2014" --Eater National

"Tony Gemignani has one jealousy-inducing resume. It's full of phrases like 'World Champion' and 'Best in America.' And get this: it all relates to pizza." --Food Republic

"You'll never look at a pizza the same way again." --Santa Rosa Press Democrat

"One-stop shopping for your deepest pizza desires." --Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, Huffington Post
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About Tony Gemignani

TONY GEMIGNANI is the chef and owner of seven restaurants: Tony's Pizza Napoletana, Capo's, and Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza in San Francisco, Pizza Rock in Sacramento and Las Vegas, Tony's of North Beach and Slice House by Tony Gemignani in Rohnert Park. He's also the co-owner of the International School of Pizza in San Francisco. Gemignani has been making pizza for over 20 years and holds an impressive set of awards.
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