The Elements of Pizza

The Elements of Pizza
Author: Ken Forkish
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 160774838X
ISBN 13: 9781607748380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elements of Pizza Book Review:

Ken Forkish is one of the most respected and trusted bread-baking authorities in the world. In The Elements of Pizza, Forkish turns his attention to pizza, offering readers a complete education on the craft of artisanal pizza-making, with techniques and insights from the very best pizzaiolos in Italy and the United States. Forkish's methodical and rigorously tested dough recipes prove that even home bakers can make incredibly flavorful, texturally sublime crusts. And his inspired topping ideas will get you thinking outside of the cheese-and-pepperoni box, opening your eyes to the wide world of delicious, seasonal pizza.

The Elements of Pizza

The Elements of Pizza
Author: Ken Forkish
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1607748398
ISBN 13: 9781607748397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elements of Pizza Book Review:

The James Beard and IACP Award-winning author of Flour Water Salt Yeast and one of the most trusted baking authorities in the country proves that amazing pizza is within reach of any home cook. “If there were ever to be a bible for all things pizza—and I mean all things—Ken Forkish has just written it.”—Marc Vetri, author of Mastering Pasta and owner of Vetri The Elements of Pizza breaks down each step of the pizza-making process, from choosing a dough to shaping your pie to selecting cheeses and toppings that will work for your home kitchen setup. Forkish offers more than a dozen different dough recipes—same-day “Saturday doughs” that you can make in the morning to bake pizza that night, levain doughs made from a naturally fermented yeast starter, and even gluten-free dough—each of which results in the best, most texturally sublime crust you’ve ever made at home. His clear, expert instructions will have you shaping pies and loading a pizza peel with the confidence of a professional pizzaiolo. And his innovative, seasonal topping ideas will surprise and delight any pizza lover—and inspire you to create your own signature pies, just the way you like them.

Flour Water Salt Yeast

Flour Water Salt Yeast
Author: Ken Forkish
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 1607742748
ISBN 13: 9781607742746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flour Water Salt Yeast Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Portland's most acclaimed and beloved baker comes this must-have baking guide, featuring recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker. There are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-supple-on-the-inside slice of perfectly baked bread. For Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure—it is a passion that has led him to create some of the best and most critically lauded breads and pizzas in the country. In Flour Water Salt Yeast, Forkish translates his obsessively honed craft into scores of recipes for rustic boules and Neapolitan-style pizzas, all suited for the home baker. Forkish developed and tested all of the recipes in his home oven, and his impeccable formulas and clear instructions result in top-quality artisan breads and pizzas that stand up against those sold in the best bakeries anywhere. Whether you’re a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeast has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you’re ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish’s step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet. Flour Water Salt Yeast is more than just a collection of recipes for amazing bread and pizza—it offers a complete baking education, with a thorough yet accessible explanation of the tools and techniques that set artisan bread apart. Featuring a tutorial on baker’s percentages, advice for manipulating ingredients ratios to create custom doughs, tips for adapting bread baking schedules to fit your day-to-day life, and an entire chapter that demystifies the levain-making process, Flour Water Salt Yeast is an indispensable resource for bakers who want to make their daily bread exceptional bread.

Mastering Pizza

Mastering Pizza
Author: Marc Vetri,David Joachim
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0399579230
ISBN 13: 9780399579233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Pizza Book Review:

A revolutionary guide to making delicious pizza at home, offering a variety of base doughs so that your pizza will turn out perfect no matter what kind of oven or equipment you have. Pizza remains America's favorite food, but one that many people hesitate to make at home. In Mastering Pizza, award-winning chef Marc Vetri tackles the topic with his trademark precision, making perfect pizza available to anyone. The recipes—gleaned from years spent researching recipes in Italy and perfecting them in America—have a variety of base doughs of different hydration levels, which allow home cooks to achieve the same results with a regular kitchen oven as they would with a professional pizza oven. The book covers popular standards like Margherita and Carbonara while also featuring unexpected toppings such as mussels and truffles—and even a dessert pizza made with Nutella. With transporting imagery from Italy and hardworking step-by-step photos to demystify the process, Mastering Pizza will help you make pizza as delicious as you find in Italy.

My Pizza

My Pizza
Author: Jim Lahey
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-01-25
ISBN 10: 1794894772
ISBN 13: 9781794894778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Pizza Book Review:

Make homemade pizza that exceeds your wildest expectations—yet couldn’t be simpler—with Jim Lahey’s groundbreaking no-knead dough and inventiv Jim Lahey, the bYork City’s celebrated Sullivan Strestaurant, has developed a brilliant recipe that requires no kneading and produces an irresistible crust in any home oven—gas or electric—in fewer than five minutes. The secret to incredible pizza is a superb crust—one that is crisp yet chewy, and slightly charred around the edges. My Pizza shares this revolutionary technique and the creative pies that put Co. on the map, as well as recipes for salads, soups, and desserts to make a meal complete. The pizzas in this book aren’t your usual, run-of-the-mill pies. In fact, Jim’s unique topping pairings—such as Corn and Tomato, Coppa and Fennel, and Potato and Leek—reinvigorate this American favorite. His whimsy is apparent in his Pepperoni Pie, which doesn’t include the cured meat we have all come to expect; instead, riffing on “pepperoni”

Perfect Pan Pizza

Perfect Pan Pizza
Author: Peter Reinhart
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 0399581960
ISBN 13: 9780399581960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perfect Pan Pizza Book Review:

An in-depth guide to pan pizza from baking authority Peter Reinhart, including achievable recipes for making Detroit-, Sicilian-, and Roman-style pan pizzas and focaccias in a home oven. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD NETWORK This new book from bread legend Peter Reinhart is a lushly photographed ode to the pan pizza, a doughy, crispy, crowd-pleasing version of everyone's favorite food that is easy to make in a home oven without specialty equipment like stones and peels. Starting with recipes for three master doughs that can be made with commercial yeast, as well as a brief intro to sourdough starters, Perfect Pan Pizza illustrates how to make several styles of pan pizza including Detroit-style "deep pan" pizza, focaccia and schiacciata, and Roman and Sicilian styles through step-by-step photographs. The pizzas include classic toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms, as well as an exciting variety of recipes like the sandwich-inspired Philly-style Roast Pork and Broccoli Rabe; Reuben pizza; Bacon and Egg with Tomato and Arugula Pizza; Blue Cheese, Balsamic Onion Marmalade, and Walnut Focaccia; and Rosemary Garlic Potato, Baby Kale, and Prosciutto Pizza Al Taglio. With unique recipes, plenty of informative FAQs for beginners, and a permissive and inspiring tone, this book will appeal to both experienced bread bakers and novice home pizza makers alike.

The Pizza Bible

The Pizza Bible
Author: Tony Gemignani
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1607746050
ISBN 13: 9781607746058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pizza Bible Book Review:

Shares pizza recipes representative of nine different regional styles, from Neapolitan and Roman thin to Chicago deep-dish and Californian, and reveals secrets for making delicious pizza in home kitchens.

Pizza Camp

Pizza Camp
Author: Joe Beddia
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 1683350197
ISBN 13: 9781683350194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pizza Camp Book Review:

Pizza Camp is the ultimate guide to achieving pizza nirvana at home, from the chef who is making what Bon Appetit magazine calls “the best pizza in America.” Joe Beddia’s pizza is old school—it’s all about the dough, the sauce, and the cheese. And after perfecting his pie-making craft at Pizzeria Beddia in Philadelphia, he’s offering his methods and recipes in a cookbook that’s anything but old school. Beginning with D’OH, SAUCE, CHEESE, and BAKING basics, Beddia takes you through the pizza-making process, teaching the foundation for making perfectly crisp, satisfyingly chewy, dangerously addictive pies at home. With more than fifty iconic and new recipes, Pizza Camp delivers everything you’ll need to make unforgettable and inventive pizza, stromboli, hoagies, and more, with plenty of vegetarian options (because even the most die-hard pizza lovers can’t eat pizza every day). In this book you will find pizza combinations that have gained his pizzeria a cult following, alongside brand new recipes like: --Bintje Potato with Cream and Rosemary --Collard Greens with Bacon and Cream --Roasted Corn with Heirloom Cherry Tomato and Basil --Breakfast Pizza with Cream, Spinach, Bacon, and Eggs Designed by Walter Green, art director of Lucky Peach, and packed with drawings, neighborhood photos, and lots of humor, Pizza Camp is a novel approach to homemade pizza.

Pizza

Pizza
Author: Barbara Caracciolo
Publsiher: Cider Mill Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1646430034
ISBN 13: 9781646430031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pizza Book Review:

From focaccias to pan pizza and the deep-dish delight of Chicago-style, Pizza: The Ultimate Cookbook will capture your taste buds and your imagination. Pizza has a delicious history that travels back across continents, developing unique flavors throughout time until it has become the staple we know today. From focaccias to pan pizza and the deep-dish delight of Chicago-style, Pizza: The Ultimate Cookbook will capture your taste buds and your imagination. With over 300 delicious recipes made for every palate, this is the definitive guide to pizzas and flatbreads world-wide. At over 800 pages, this is the perfect gift for the pizza lover in your life. Profiles and interviews with world-famous pizza makers will have you craving a slice, while delectable recipes will help satiate your cravings and awaken your taste buds to flavor combinations you’ve never tried before. Gorgeous, full-color photography brings each slice to life in front of you long before you roll out the dough. With Pizza: The Ultimate Cookbook on hand, you’ll always go back for seconds.

American Pie

American Pie
Author: Peter Reinhart
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-10-27
ISBN 10: 9781607740902
ISBN 13: 1607740907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Pie Book Review:

Master bread baker Peter Reinhart follows the origins of pizza from Italy to the States, capturing the stories behind the greatest artisanal pizzas of the Old World and the New. Beginning his journey in Genoa, Reinhart scours the countryside in search of the fabled focaccia col formaggio. He next heads to Rome to sample the famed seven-foot-long pizza al taglio, and then to Naples for the archetypal pizza napoletana. Back in America, the hunt resumes in the unlikely locale of Phoenix, Arizona, where Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco has convinced many that his pie sets the new standard in the country. The pizza mecca of New Haven, grilled pizza in Providence, the deep-dish pies of Chicago, California-style pizza in San Francisco and Los Angeles—these are just a few of the tasty attractions on Reinhart's epic tour. Returning to the kitchen, Reinhart gives a master class on pizza-making techniques and provides more than 60 recipes for doughs, sauces and toppings, and the pizzas that bring them all together. His insatiable curiosity and gift for storytelling make American Pie essential reading for those who aspire to make great pizza at home, as well as for anyone who enjoys the thrill of the hunt.

Pizza

Pizza
Author: Tony Gemignani,Diane Morgan
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-01-13
ISBN 10: 1452112762
ISBN 13: 9781452112763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pizza Book Review:

Team five-time world pizza-throwing champion Tony Gemignani with acclaimed cookbook author Diane Morgan and the result is a cookbook that will turn any home kitchen into the best pizzeria in town. There are over 60 selections on the menu, including the thick, rounded-edge crust of classic Neapolitan pizza Margherita, the thin crust New Yorkstyle Italian Sausage and Three Pepper Pizza, and the stick-to-your-ribs, deep-dish kind, smothered in spinach and mozzarella. There are also plenty of new-fangled pizzas: layered with Thai curry flavored chicken or pineapple; cooked on the grill; even quick and easy versions using storebought crust. Aficionados will find six pizza dough recipes ready to suit anyone's crust preferences. Tips for proper use of such related gear as peels, stones, tiles, pans, grills, and ovens make this a complete pizza package. And with step-by-step dough tossing instructions from Tony himself, it's clear: When it comes to pizzaPizza delivers.

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day
Author: Jeff Hertzberg, M.D.,Zoë François
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-10-25
ISBN 10: 1466802375
ISBN 13: 9781466802377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day Book Review:

From the bestselling authors of the ground-breaking Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes a much-anticipated cookbook featuring their revolutionary approach to yeast dough in over 100 easy pizza and flatbread recipes--a perfect gift with all the toppings! With nearly half a million copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François have proven that people want to bake their own bread—as long as they can do it quickly and easily. When fans hailed their pizza and flatbread recipes as the fastest in their books, Jeff and Zoe got busy creating all new recipes. With a batch of their stored dough in the fridge and a pre-heated oven or backyard grill, you can give your family what they crave... Home-made, mouth-watering pizzas, flatbreads, and sweet and savory tarts, prepared in minutes! In Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff and Zoë show readers how to use their ingenious technique to make lightning-fast pizzas, flatbreads, and sweet and savory tarts from stored, no-knead dough. In addition to the classic flatbread doughs and pizza crusts, there are alternatives with whole grain, spelt, and gluten-free ingredients, and the authors include soups, salads, and spreads that turn flatbreads or pizza into a complete meal. In just five minutes a day of active preparation time, you can create favorites like Classic Margherita, Pita pockets, Chicago Deep Dish, White Clam Pizza, and Blush Apple Tart. Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day proves that making pizza has never been this fast or easy. So rise...to the occasion and get baking!

Mastering Pasta

Mastering Pasta
Author: Marc Vetri,David Joachim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1607746077
ISBN 13: 9781607746072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Pasta Book Review:

Collects directions for making fresh pastas along with recipes for dishes, including asparagus and egg yolk rotolo, doppio ravioli with lamb and polenta, and saffron fusilli with lobster and leeks.

Delancey

Delancey
Author: Molly Wizenberg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 1451655118
ISBN 13: 9781451655117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delancey Book Review:

"When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit, she vowed always to support him, to work with him to make their hopes and dreams real. She evinced enthusiasm about Brandon's enthusiasms: building a violin, building a boat, and opening an ice cream store--none of which came to pass. So when Brandon started making plans to open a pizza restaurant, Molly felt sure that the restaurant would join the list of Brandon's abandoned projects. When she finally realized that Delancey really was going to happen, that Brandon was going to change all of her assumptions about what their married life would be like, it was too late. She faced the first crisis in their young marriage. Opening a restaurant is not like hosting a dinner party every night. Molly and Brandon's budget was small, and the tasks at hand were often overhwelming. They had to find a space they could afford, gut renovate it themselves, find second-hand furniture and equipment, build what furniture they couldn't find, buy and install a wood-burning oven, pass health inspections, hire staff, and establish a billing and payroll system. They lost a financial partner. Their cook disappeared the day they opened. Still, their restaurant was a success, and Molly managed to convince herself that she was happy in their new life. Until Halloween night, when she was forced to admit she could no longer pretend. While Delancey is a funny and frank look at behind-the-scenes restaurant life, it is also a bravely honest and moving portrait of a tender young marriage and two partners who had to find out how to let each other go in order to come together"--

Artisan Pizza

Artisan Pizza
Author: Giuseppe Mascoli,Bridget Hugo
Publsiher: Kyle Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780857837516
ISBN 13: 0857837516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artisan Pizza Book Review:

Franco Manca's owners, Giuseppe Mascoli and Bridget Hugo, know that the best pizza in Italy comes from Naples and therefore they have gone back to Giuseppe's Neopolitan roots, where making pizza is all about simple things (bread, tomato, cheese) and simple steps (make the dough, let it rise, flatten it, add topping, bake in the oven), all using the best ingredients to produce pizza of exceptional quality. Aimed at the home cook who doesn't have a traditional woodburning oven, Giuseppe and Bridget have tailored their recipes so you can use an iron pan or a heavy baking tray and still get great results. Their famous, slow-rising sourdough recipe produces a soft and easily digestible crust, there are 50-60 recipes with seasonal variations, plus fritti (fried starters) and salads and also tips and techniques for making your own flavoured oils, preserving your tomatoes and curing your own meat. Without a doubt, this is the closest you'll come to the real deal in your home kitchen, and in your personal quest for perfect pizza.

Real Pizza

Real Pizza
Author: Enzo De Angelis,Antonio Sorrentino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 9788891810311
ISBN 13: 8891810312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Pizza Book Review:

A culinary trip on a Vespa to discover the authentic pizza napoletana. Featuring the recipes and techniques of eleven legendary Neapolitan pizza makers, this book reveals how to make authentic Neapolitan pizza at home. Wood-fired oven baking and fresh ingredients, such as San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and extra virgin olive oil distinguish Neapolitan pizza from other pies. Chefs Enzo De Angelis and Antonio Sorrentino guide readers down narrow streets into the neighborhoods of Naples, to hear the stories of the families who, generation after generation, were the creators of this culinary legend known and appreciated all over the world. Like Ciro Oliva, the owner of the pizzeria "Da Concettina ai Tre Santi," carries on his family's tradition of pay-it-forward pizza, where customers pay for pizza for the hungry. Or the story of Luigi Condurro, a sixth-generation pizza maker whose family invented the Cosacca pizza as a gift to Czar Nicholas II on his visit to Naples. Enriched with anecdotes by the most revered pizza makers, this unique cookbook includes forty delicious, authentic recipes, including Pizza Capricciosa with mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, and black olives; Pizza Port'Alba with mussels, clams, shrimp, and tomatoes; and Pizza Pear with smoked mozzarella di bufala, gorgonzola cheese, slices of pork, and pear. Complete with a practical dough tutorial for the home cook, this book is a must-have for Neapolitan pizza aficionados and novices everywhere.

Bianco

Bianco
Author: Chris Bianco
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 0062224387
ISBN 13: 9780062224385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bianco Book Review:

When Chris Bianco started Pizzeria Bianco in the back corner of a Phoenix grocery store in 1988, he had no idea that he would become a driving force in the artisanal pizza movement. All he knew was that his food would reflect the respect and sincere intention that he brings to each of his recipes, as the result of his relationships with farmers, local producers, customers, and staff. Now a James Beard Award–winning chef—the first pizzaiolo to receive the honor—and the owner of the legendary pizza mecca, Chris Bianco brings us a full- color, fully illustrated cookbook that illuminates the fundamentals of pizza making and the philosophy behind Chris’s cooking. The book features recipes for his signature pizzas as well as strategies and techniques for translating chef’s methods to the home kitchen. Bianco celebrates both the simple and the nuanced, revealing the methods that lead to the perfect crust, the sweetest tomato sauce, the creamiest mozzarella, and the most expertly balanced flavor combinations. It also features recipes for salads, antipasti, and dessert options, as well as family meals that are cooked behind the scenes and a new array of big plates showcased at Chris’s highly regarded restaurants. With its attention to detail and tips for making unforgettable, flavorful pizzas, Bianco is an essential manual for anyone serious about pizza, pasta, and more.

Baking with Steel

Baking with Steel
Author: Andris Lagsdin
Publsiher: Voracious
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 0316465801
ISBN 13: 9780316465809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baking with Steel Book Review:

"Every decade or two, a revolutionary idea turns into a revolutionary product that actually does change the way we make our food." -- from the foreword by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, bestselling author of The Food Lab A simple but transformative product that supercharges your home oven, the Baking Steel offers a whole new way to cook and bake that blows pizza stones and stovetop griddles away. With Baking with Steel, you'll harness this extraordinary tool to bake restaurant-quality baguettes, grill meats a la plancha, and enjoy pizza with a crust and char previously unimaginable outside a professional kitchen. "Baking With Steel is a fantastic companion for anyone with a Baking Steel, as it showcases its range of applications in the kitchen. From producing gorgeously cooked pizzas to perfectly seared steak and ice cream in minutes, Andris Lagsdin once again shows that there are many reasons to love the power of steel."-- Nathan Myhrvold, lead author of the award-winning Modernist Cuisine series

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
Author: Jeff Hertzberg, M.D.,Zoë François
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1250018293
ISBN 13: 9781250018298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Book Review:

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day is a fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling, ground-breaking, and revolutionary approach to bread-making--a perfect gift for foodies and bakers! With more than half a million copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François have proven that people want to bake their own bread, so long as they can do it easily and quickly. Based on fan feedback, Jeff and Zoë have completely revamped their first, most popular, and now-classic book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Responding to their thousands of ardent fans, Jeff and Zoë returned to their test kitchens to whip up more delicious baking recipes. They've also included a gluten-free chapter, forty all-new gorgeous color photos, and one hundred informative black-and-white how-to photos. They've made the "Tips and Techniques" and "Ingredients" chapters bigger and better than ever before, and included readers' Frequently Asked Questions. This revised edition also includes more than thirty brand-new recipes for Beer-Cheese Bread, Crock-Pot Bread, Panini, Pretzel Buns, Apple-Stuffed French Toast, and many more. There's nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread to fill a kitchen with warmth, eager appetites, and endless praise. Now, using Jeff and Zoë's innovative technique, you can create bread that rivals those of the finest bakers in the world in just five minutes of active preparation time.

Slice Harvester

Slice Harvester
Author: Colin Atrophy Hagendorf
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 147679054X
ISBN 13: 9781476790541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slice Harvester Book Review:

"Over the course of two years, a twenty-something punk rocker eats a cheese slice from every pizzeria in New York City, gets sober, falls in love, and starts a blog that captures headlines around the world--he is the Slice Harvester, and this is his story. Since its arrival on US shores in 1905, pizza has risen from an obscure ethnic food to an iconic symbol of American culture. It has visited us in our dorm rooms and apartments, sometimes before we'd even unpacked or painted. It has nourished us during our jobs, consoled us during break-ups, and celebrated our triumphs right alongside us. In August 2009, Colin Hagendorf set out to review every regular slice of pizza in Manhattan, and his blog, Slice Harvester, was born. Two years and nearly 400 slices later, he'd been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Daily News (New York), and on radio shows all over the country. Suddenly, this self-proclaimed punk who was barely making a living doing burrito delivery and selling handmade zines had a following. But at the same time Colin was stepping up his game for the masses (grabbing slices with Phoebe Cates and her teenage daughter, reviewing kosher pizza so you don't have to), his personal life was falling apart. A problem drinker and chronic bad boyfriend, he started out using the blog as a way to escape--the hangovers, the midnight arguments, the hangovers again--until finally realizing that by taking steps to reach a goal day by day, he'd actually put himself in a place to finally take control of his life for good"--