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Best Pizza Cookbooks

Dive into the art of pizza making with this definitive list of the best pizza cookbooks, sourced from the most reputable food blogs and publications. Find the recipes that have earned a spot in kitchens everywhere!

Recommendations from 15 articles, Jennifer Gunter.
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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
Tony Gemignani - 2014-10-28
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Discover the art of pizza-making from world Pizza Champion and Guinness world record-holding pizza-spinner, Tony Gemignani. In "The Pizza Bible," dive into the world of pizza with a comprehensive guide to crafting nine different regional styles, including Neopolitan, Roman, Chicago, and more. Elevate your craft and add variety to your pizza game with this essential guide for any pizza lover.
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The Elements of Pizza
Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home [A Cookbook]
Ken Forkish - 2016-04-19
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Get ready for a masterclass in pizza-making with The Elements of Pizza. Written by renowned bread-baking expert Ken Forkish, this book offers a comprehensive guide to dough-making, as well as a host of recipes for every pizza style you could imagine. You'll learn from the best pizzaiolos in Italy and the US, and even gain the skills to make delicious gluten-free pizza at home. With Forkish's rigorously tested dough recipes and creative topping ideas, you'll never settle for plain cheese and pepperoni again.
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Mastering Pizza
The Art and Practice of Handmade Pizza, Focaccia, and Calzone [A Cookbook]
Marc Vetri, David Joachim - 2018-08-28
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Master the art of creating perfect pizza at home with Mastering Pizza. Award-winning chef Marc Vetri offers a revolutionary guide that includes a variety of base doughs to ensure your pizza turns out just right every time, no matter what type of oven or equipment you have. Vetri's recipes have been gathered from years spent researching in Italy and perfecting in America, and cover both classic and unexpected toppings – even a dessert pizza made with Nutella. Transport yourself to Italy with beautiful imagery and step-by-step photos to guide you through the process.
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Flour Water Salt Yeast
The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza [A Cookbook]
Ken Forkish - 2012-09-18
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Discover the art of baking world-class bread and pizza with Flour Water Salt Yeast. Written by acclaimed Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, this must-have guide features easy-to-follow recipes and schedules suited for novice and experienced bakers alike. Forkish's clear instructions and impeccable formulas ensure top-quality artisan breads and pizzas made in the comfort of your own home. With a complete baking education on tools, techniques, and ingredients, Flour Water Salt Yeast elevates your daily bread to new heights of deliciousness.
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My Pizza
The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home
Jim Lahey, Rick Flaste - 2012-03-20
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Create the perfect homemade pizza with Jim Lahey's groundbreaking no-knead dough and innovative toppings. This recipe produces an irresistible crust that's crispy, chewy, and lightly charred. Written by the celebrated baker behind New York City's Sullivan Street Bakery and Co. pizza restaurant, My Pizza shares Lahey's revolutionary technique and creative pies that put Co. on the map. With recipes for salads, soups, and desserts, it has everything you need for a complete meal. Not your usual, run-of-the-mill pies, this book offers unique topping pairings like Potato and Leek, Coppa and Fennel, and Red Pepper Puree, Ground Lamb, and Pecorino Cheese. With beautiful color photos and helpful tips, My Pizza unlocks the secrets of great, easy pizza for home cooks everywhere.
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Perfect Pan Pizza
Square Pies to Make at Home, from Roman, Sicilian, and Detroit, to Grandma Pies and Focaccia [A Cookbook]
Peter Reinhart - 2019-05-14
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Learn the art of making delicious and crispy pan pizzas from bread legend Peter Reinhart in his new book. Perfect Pan Pizza includes achievable recipes for making Detroit-, Sicilian-, and Roman-style pan pizzas and focaccias in a home oven without the need for specialty equipment. With step-by-step photographs and unique recipes including Philly-style Roast Pork and Broccoli Rabe and Bacon and Egg with Tomato and Arugula Pizza, this book is perfect for both experienced bread bakers and novice home pizza makers alike.
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The Essential Wood Fired Pizza Cookbook
Recipes and Techniques From My Wood Fired Oven
Anthony Tassinello - 2016-02-23
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This cookbook is a must-have for anyone passionate about cooking with fire and wood ovens. Chef Anthony Tassinello shares his all-encompassing knowledge about wood-fired pizza, from classic Margherita to exciting new recipes. With over 85 recipes and need-to-know tips and techniques, this book is an inspiring and well-written resource for 21st century home cooks.
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History, recipes, stories, people, places, love
Thom Elliot, James Elliot - 2020-11-10
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Discover everything there is to know about pizza in this ultimate guide. From its rich history and family tree to the best pizzerias around the world, the book also includes over 30 mouth-watering recipes, including guest chefs' signature takes and even a Nutella pizza ring! With pizza maps of global cities and fun illustrations, this book is a must-read for all pizza lovers out there.
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The Joy of Pizza
Everything You Need to Know
Dan Richer - 2021-11-09
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Discover the secrets to making the perfect artisan pizza with The Joy of Pizza, a New York Times bestseller written by Dan Richer, creator of "the best pizza in New York". From classic Margherita to the inventive Project Hazelnut, this accessible guide teaches you how to achieve a crispy, caramelized crust and delicate, flavorful crumb with a luscious combination of sauce, cheese, and toppings. Suitable for beginners and professionals alike, the book includes step-by-step photography, instructional videos, and links to help you master the art of pizza-making in an ordinary home oven or wood-fired outdoor oven. The Joy of Pizza is a must-read for any pizza lover looking to elevate their slice to the next level.
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Pizza, Pasta, and Other Food I Like
Chris Bianco - 2017-07-25
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This highly anticipated cookbook from the James Beard award-winning chef behind "the best pizza in America" illuminates the fundamentals of pizza making, from the basics of flour and water to the philosophy behind the chef's cooking. Featuring recipes for signature pies, market salads, and main courses showcased at a popular restaurant, Bianco celebrates both the simple and the nuanced, giving tips for making unforgettable and flavorful pizzas. It is an essential companion for any serious pizza maker.
Homemade Pizza Cookbook by Owen Conti
The United States of Pizza by Craig Priebe, Dianne Jacob
Pizza Camp by Joe Beddia
Pasta Night by Kate McMillan
Pizza Czar by Anthony Falco
Modernist Pizza by Nathan Myhrvold, Francisco Migoya
Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook by Holly & David Jones
Pizza on the Grill by Bob Blumer, Elizabeth Karmel
From the Wood-Fired Oven by Richard Miscovich
Pizza by Barbara Caracciolo
The Art of Wood-fired Cooking by Andrea Mugnaini
The Pizza Cookbook by Williams-Sonoma
Truly Madly Pizza by Suzanne Lenzer