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exciting book about pizza and other Italian foods
on 25 July 2013
I stumbled upon this book since I bought a pizza oven for my cookery school: I have lots of cookery books and several on breads and pizza as well as Italian foods, generally, but this is a cut above the ordinary - a passionate book of recipes, (not just for pizzas), which is refreshing and exciting. It is easy to think of pizza as convenience food, which it is to some extent and ignore the glories of the truly excellent experience of eating a really good one. The story of how these two guys get together and start their business is interesting and adds to the overall flavour of the book of menus that includes cocktails and other dishes. The actual pizzas are basic, but the fundamentals of their creation and differences of style are worth noting and learning to perfect. This is the second cookery book of this type that I have bought recently and it probably indicates a trend in going back to making great food out of basic ingredients, but in a way that is far from mundane and genuinely life enhancing. Oh, and you don't need a pizza oven to enjoy this book or to cook from it.