If you love pizza, consider the delicious satisfaction of making it at home using fresh, wholesome ingredients and according to your own exacting specifications. Thick, chewy crust or thin, crackery crust. Tomato sauce or sliced fresh tomatoes. Generous with the cheese or light on the toppings.
With this book in your kitchen, you can bake up Italian classics like Pizza Margherita; American favorites like Classic Pepperoni; inspired appetizers like Pizzette with Garlic, Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese; and even pizza cousins like calzone and stromboli. Fire up the oven and invite your friends and family over for an array of delectable homemade and handcrafted pizzas.
Brigit Binns has authored or co-authored twenty-five cookbooks, many of them for Williams-Sonoma. She’s also helped many of this country’s most respected chefs—like New York’s Michael Psilakis (How to Roast a Lamb, Little Brown, 2009) and Los Angeles’ Joachim Splichal (Patina: Spuds, Truffles, and Wild Gnocchi, Collins, 1995)—turn their cookbook dreams into reality.
The Cook & The Butcher, her eleventh book for Williams-Sonoma, has won wide praise. Her book collaboration with the “rock-star” butcher Ryan Farr—San Francisco’s “King of Meats,”—Whole Beast Butchery (Chronicle, 2011) was nominated for a 2012 IACP award.
Her husband, actor Casey Biggs, has gained fame as the “Paso Wine Man,” via a viral video spot that was awarded the Wine Spectator Video of the Year, and won several Addys.