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I’m in love. Did you know? With pizza.
I love the dough: the mixing, rising, and baking. I love the toppings: the simple, the complex and the infinite combinations in between.
And that’s what this book contains: instructions for making dough and eight topping recipes. It begins with a simple Margherita, escalating through salami, pears and truffle oil, finally culminating in lardo. What is lardo? Read on...you will like it. And you will love it on your pizza. Pizza: It’s all about the love. “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore....”
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introdu1ct2 PIZZA DOU GH page 04
ALL YOU KN EAD page 06
M ARGHERITA page 10
SPICY SALAM I page 12
SW EET ITALIAN SAUSAGE page 14
PEAR & GORGON ZOLA page 16
LEVELS OF DIFFICULT Y: Easy: Moderate: Challenging: 4
(your house pets could do it) (possible supervision required) (timing is everything)
du1ct2ion MUSHROOM, TRUFFLE O I L & PA R M E S A N page 18
ZU CC HI NI F LOWE R page 20
CA RA ME LI ZE D O NI O N & G RUYE R E page 22
LA R DO page 24
TO O LS page 26 T H ANKS & C R E DI T page 27
introdu1ct2ion John, obviously. Marmo and The Box.
The good people of Ricoh for generously donating their printing services. Just Food for their support of this project and their mission to unite local farms and city residents of all economic backgrounds with fresh, seasonal, sustainably grown food. Alysha for indulging my passion for pizza. Scott & Tommy who perused endless half-completed book layouts. Sarah and Brittany, my taste testers. Kaz, who has half my brain. Toby who ate all the toppings that fell on the floor.
John and Elana Talk About Food: johnandelana.com Follow us on Twitter @johnandelana 80% of the proceeds from this book were donated to Just Food: justfood.org Printed on a RICOH production color device: ricoh-usa.com And with the help of Square Root Creative: squarerootcreative.com Pizza photography & styling: Elana Iaciofano Photograph of Elana by: Tommy Mendes | tommendes.com Fashion by: Emily & Abigail of Wanderlust | lovelywanderlust.com and also by: Meghan Hargrave | inspiredbuy.blogspot.com Food Styling by: Emma Feigenbaum | emmafeigenbaum.com
A collection of eight pizza recipes, plus tips, tools, and dough-making instructions.