Friday, January 2, 2015

The Pizza Bible: A Review

I know that this is the time of year where everyone posts about their diet and exercise plans, except I really like pizza. So instead of talking about healthy foods and cutting carbs in the New Year, I want to talk about The Pizza Bible. 

The Pizza Bible is a cookbook written by Tony Gemignani and includes recipes for pizzas from across the world. From Regional American to Sicilian, to Napoletana, this book has recipes for every kind of pizza you could ever want. The author includes how-to sections for dough and sauce making, preparing and using a brick oven, and explains why certain pans are used in different regions. 

Pros: This is the most comprehensive book about pizza that I have ever seen. The recipes for doughs, sauces, and toppings are incredibly detailed and easy to follow. The photos are mouthwateringly gorgeous, and I get hungry every time I flip through the book. 

Cons: This is one of those cookbooks that requires you to go out and purchase tools (like different kinds of pans/dishes) and semi-unusual ingredients. The dishes really require you to commit. Many of the doughs take several days to prepare! 

Overall, I would give this book a 4 out of 5! 

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are, of course, my own.