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Mastering Pizza: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pizza, Focaccia, and Calzone [A Cookbook] Kindle Edition
"Thorough, diverse, transparent, and beautiful, a template for this world and this amazing portrait of pizza, Brother Vetri goes deep into the many roads of all things flat and fired, and they all lead to delicious perfection! I love this book so much."
--CHRIS BIANCO, chef and author of Bianco "This book is genius in its detail. Marc sought out the most acclaimed masters of pizza to give you expert knowledge of the art, craft, and science behind what makes great pizza. What I love about this book is its passion, outstanding research, and easy, step-by-step instructions. In no time, you will be creating what pizzaioli spend a lifetime practicing to perfect. Mastering Pizza is an essential must-have for any pizza lover."
--JIM LAHEY, author of My Pizza "If you want to learn how to make great pizza, there is no better teacher than Marc Vetri. He has gone to great lengths to understand what it takes to make unforgettable pizza, and his unwavering passion for Italian food has made him a master of his craft. Mastering Pizza is filled with beautiful recipes and fundamental knowledge that Marc has accumulated throughout his career. This is the kind of cookbook that will inspire you to learn, cook, and invite people over for a great meal."
--NATHAN MYHRVOLD, lead author of Modernist Cuisine "There are very few people on the planet who could write a book entitled Mastering Pizza that I would want to read. One of them is Marc Vetri. Through his frequent travels in Italy, and a lifetime in the pizzerias of Philly, Marc has graduated from being a student of pizza to an esteemed professor of this beloved food. Marc's stunningly comprehensive book (there are twelve dough recipes alone) will enlighten the path of your own journey to becoming the pizza master of your dreams."
--NANCY SILVERTON, co-owner of Mozza Restaurant Group " An excellent one-stop pizza guide."
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B077X2WDBX
- Publisher : Ten Speed Press (28 August 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 229276 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 273 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 311,188 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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By matthew broadbent on 4 August 2020
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There are numerous books on pizza out there and so far, I thought that 'elements of pizza' was by far the best book out there; but this book gives it a serious run for its money.
Why? From the first pages I had the 'aha!' moments: the author explains in beautifully simple language what dough hydration is and why it matters, why certain types of flour are used and what difference would be achieved if you swapped them. From my experience understanding why certain things are done the way they are form the foundation of achieving that perfect pie/whatever you're making. The definition of perfection is completely subjective - I love pizza certain way, every family member has their own preferences. This book caters to all as is does not just land you with one recipe but arms you with an arsenal of techniques to make choices that produce THAT pizza you crave. Masterpiece!
However, I followed an option in one of the recipes and ended up with flat dough. I was suspicious about putting 0.2g of active dry yeast for 1 kg dough and leaving it in the fridge for 24 hours, but decided to give it a go. After seeing the result, I would advise against this. I might try with a lot more yeast e.g. 2 g. It is a shame as I am now not sure which of the recipes I can safely follow and which I should avoid.