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.