Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Pizza Baking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza [A Cookbook]


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

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 Yeas t 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.

  • Author: Ken Forkish
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1607742739
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 0.95 x 10.27 inches

                 

2. Bianco: Pizza, Pasta, and Other Food I Like


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

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.

  • Author: Chris Bianco
  • Publisher: Ecco; Illustrated edition (July 25, 2017)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

3. The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home [A Cookbook]


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

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.

  • Author: Ken Forkish
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (April 19, 2016)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1607748380
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.9 x 10.3 inches

                 

4. 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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

A comprehensive guide to making pizza, covering nine different regional styles--including Neapolitan, Roman, Chicago, and Californian--from 12-time world Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani.   Everyone loves pizza! From fluffy Sicilian pan pizza to classic Neapolitan margherita with authentic charred edges, and from Chicago deep-dish to cracker-thin, the pizza spectrum is wide and wonderful, with something to suit every mood and occasion. And with so many fabulous types of pie, why commit to just one style? The Pizza Bible is a complete master class in making delicious, perfect, pizzeria-style pizza at home, with more than seventy-five recipes covering every style you know and love, as well as those you’ve yet to fall in love with. Pizzaiolo and twelve-time world pizza champion Tony Gemignani shares all his insider secrets for making amazing pizza in home kitchens. With The Pizza Bible , you’ll learn the ins and outs of starters, making dough, assembly, toppings, and baking, how to rig your home oven to make pizza like the pros, and all the tips and tricks that elevate home pizza-making into a craft.

  • Author: Tony Gemignani
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 28, 2014)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1607746058
  • Dimensions: 8.67 x 1.01 x 10.03 inches

                 

5. The Essential Wood Fired Pizza Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques From My Wood Fired Oven


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

I have always had a passion for fire and wood ovens. Anthony's own love for cooking with fire is contagious and his knowledge about wood-fired pizza is all encompassing. This is an inspiring and well-written book from a teacher you can really trust! ― Alice Waters , author of The Art of Simple Food and Owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant From Anthony Tassinello, chef at Berkeley’s famed Chez Panisse, your must-have pizza cookbook for making mouth-watering meals from your wood-fired pizza oven―from classically simple Margherita pizza to more exciting and challenging recipes. From those first drawn-out moments when the blistering dough rises against the oven floor to that steamy first bite, chef Anthony Tassinello walks you through the time-tested tradition of preparing―and savoring―a perfect wood-fired oven pizza. Tassinello shares need-to-know tips and techniques for crafting palate-pleasing pizzas, calzones, hand pies, focaccia, and more, while reminding us all of the joy of gathering friends and family over a mouth-watering home-cooked meal. With over 85 recipes ranging from fresh takes on classic pizzas to inspired new combinations, plus a bonus “beyond pizza” chapter that showcases the versatility of wood-fired cooking, this is the go-to wood-fired pizza oven resource for 21st century home cooks.

  • Author: Anthony Tassinello
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (February 23, 2016)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1623157241
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.66 x 9.25 inches

                 



6. The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

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.

  • Author: Jeff Hertzberg M.D. M.D.
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; Second Edition, Revised (October 22, 2013)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1250018281
  • Dimensions: 7.83 x 1.42 x 9.09 inches

                 

7. Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

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.

  • Author: Joe Beddia
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (April 18, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1419724091
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.85 x 10.25 inches

                 

8. The Pizza Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

Enjoy homemade pizza with easy-to-follow directions and delicious recipes from the Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen chefs! More than twenty inspired pizza recipes—plus five options for dough and four types of sauces—provide everything you need to make pizzas like a pro. Simple instructions and no-fuss baking techniques ensure delicious success, whether you’re baking in a standard oven, an outdoor grill, a large backyard pizza oven, or a small countertop oven. This concise cookbook includes recipes for: Pizza with Shaved Asparagus, Melted Leeks & Burrata Quattro Stagioni Pizza • Potato, Bacon & Rosemary Pizza • Sei Formaggi Pizza • Peso Pizza with Summer Squash, Sweet Corn & Pecorino • Fig & Prosciutto Pizza with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola • Sausage Pizza with Fennel & Ricotta • Wild Mushroom Pizza with Thyme & Fontina • Peach, Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza • and more

  • Author: The Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (June 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

9. Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 550 Quick, Easy and Healthy Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Everyday Cooking


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

550 Mediterranean Diet Recipes Ready in 30-40 Minutes or Less Mediterranean Diet Has been named the Best Way to Get Healthy in 2019 And now you have the good change to get the complete cookbook with 550 recipes that can help you to save your time and cook super healthy meals. People who follow the Mediterranean diet have a longer life expectancy and lower rates of chronic diseases than do other adults. Indeed, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans point to the Mediterranean diet as an example of a healthy-eating plan. The Mediterranean Diet is not a simple diet, this is the total antithesis—it’s a diet full of ingredients that are popular in Greece, Italy, Spain, Israel and other parts of the Middle East, with a focus on whole grains, veggies, beans, low-fat dairy, nuts, fish, lean red meat and olive oil. The Mediterranean diet is also about enjoying delicious foods — as you'll discover when you try these recipes such as: Strawberry and Carrots Salad Salmon and Mango Mix Scallions and Salmon Tartar Turkey, Leeks and Carrots Turkey and Asparagus Mix Chicken with Artichokes and Beans Pomegranate Pork and Sweet Potatoes Mozzarella and Pears Salad Cinnamon Banana and Semolina Pudding and etc Enjoy !

  • Author: Liam Sandler
  • Publisher: Independently published (April 16, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
  • ISBN: 978-1094755175
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.74 x 11 inches

                 

10. The Difference: A culturally inspiring genealogy and immigration women’s fiction novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pizza Baking - August 2021

When anxiety-prone Rachel Granza learns that her growing sense of emptiness is affecting her relationship with her almost perfect boyfriend and that she’s jeopardizing any possibility of a marriage proposal, she knows she must pull herself out of her funk. But how? A dream apartment in New York City, a thriving psychotherapy practice, and her unique obsessions with topics like the  Titanic  don’t even make her feel grounded anymore. Red alert! Trying to find happiness and meaning again—in more than her beloved Italian food—she stumbles into a genealogy mission to discover childhood information about her idol, aka her grandpa, who died years ago. He never spoke about his Italian immigrant past and now she’s determined to find out the reason for his unusual secretiveness. Rachel’s ancestral roller coaster has roadblocks galore, but she needs the answers to her family’s hidden history. They’re her only hope to know more about her hero, salvage her relationship, and most importantly to save herself.

  • Author: C. D'Angelo
  • Publisher: C. D'Angelo (July 7, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1737262411
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.84 x 8.5 inches