The Elements of Pizza Book Review

The Elements of Pizza Book Review

Title: The Elements of Pizza
Author: Ken Forkish
Published: 2016, Ten Speed Press
No. of Pages: 256
Cover Price: $30.00 Hardcover $15.99 Kindle

It seems almost everyone loves good pizza, and for most it’s difficult to make pizzeria-style pizza at home. However, The Elements of Pizza by Ken Forkish, takes the guessing out of making pizza at home and has enough fabulous recipes that any baker can turn home into a veritable pizzeria.

This cookbook contains everything you ever wanted to know about pizza and more: history of pizza, different styles of pizza, crust recipes (even a gluten free crust), sauce recipes, a great chapter on ingredients, and recipes for almost every flavor of pizza imaginable. The pictures are mouthwatering and inspiring, so much that readers will want to jump up and start making pizza immediately.

The recipes are concise and easy to follow; bakers on every skill level, from beginners to accomplished cooks, will be able to easily duplicate the pizzas in the book. It’s a fun book to read, but will motivate almost everyone to take the time to learn how to make the best pizza at home.

There are vegetable pizzas like Delicata Squash Pizza and Chanterelle and Garlic Pizza, as well as Meat-topped pizzas like Prosciutto Pizza and Fennel, Sausage and Onion Pizza. Of course, there are dozens of recipes for traditional pizzas, and with all of the basic crust, sauce, and topping recipes, cooks can make any type of pizza that strikes their fancy.

For any cook who is serious about making fabulous pizza at home, this is a highly recommended cookbook.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this excellent cookbook.

This book may be purchased at Amazon:
The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home, Hardcover
The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home, Kindle

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