by Ryland Peters & Small
Everybody loves pizza and focaccia, especially when it’s homemade and freshly baked.
These creative yet simple recipes show just how easy it is to bring the real taste of Italy into your own kitchen—one bite of a pizza you have made yourself and you’ll never buy frozen or take-out again! A guide to the basics of pizza making (covering the simple equipment and utensils needed) is followed by an impressive variety of pizzas, both thick crust and thin, large, and small. Master a Classic or Sicilian pizza dough and Pizzaiola Sauce and then try any one of the easy-to-follow recipes, which include the ever-popular Pizza Margherita, Caramelized Red Onion Pizza with Capers, and Olives, Pizza Marinara, the tomato-free Pizza Bianca (topped only with fresh buffalo mozzarella and sage), a stuffed Calzone alla Parmigiana, and much more. Ideas for delicious home-baked focaccia include a Deep-pan Focaccia, a huge Oozing Cheese Focaccia, Stuffed Focaccia with Figs, Prosciutto, and Taleggio, and Cornmeal and Olive Focaccia with Rosemary and Sage. Simple recipes for pestos and chile oils for drizzling are also included, making this the perfect book for all pizza lovers and keen home cooks.