September 23, 2014

Patio Pizzeria by Karen Adler

Patio Pizzeria: Artisan Pizza and Flatbreads on the Grill
My rating: 5 of 5 spoons

Calling all pizza lovers! If you love to grill, that's just a bonus!! This is a lovely collection of recipes for not just pizza, but also flatbreads, bruschetta, panini, calzones and more. I actually took the basic pizza dough and made a rolled stromboli and it was a huge hit. From a classic Margherita to Gorgonzola Dolce Pizza with Fingerlings and Radicchio, it's all here. Try one of the many combinations in the book, or just use it as a starting point and experiment on your own. If you're looking for dessert, they're in here too. The Brioche Bruschetta with Dark Chocolate and Fleur De Sel--well, you'll just have to try it yourself!

This is not just a book of recipes, though. There is so much usable information from "gas or charcoal?" to pizza grilling temperatures (which vary depending on how you want it to look, and what the pizza is sitting on) to the best melting cheese (which includes HOW they melt--stretchy and stringy, flowing cheese, or cheese that holds it's shape). This is a great book, and I highly recommend it.

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