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This Is THE Book on Pizza

"Modernist Pizza" Is 1,708 Hunger-Inducing Pages of Recipes, Photos and Stories

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We could wax poetic about pizza all day. 

And sometimes, we do.

But today we'll leave that poetic waxing to people with a lot to say on the subject.

Because the team behind the groundbreaking "Modernist Cuisine" has turned its attention to pizza.

"Modernist Pizza" is a three-volume masterpiece dedicated to one of the world's greatest foods. It's available to preorder now and will begin shipping on October 5. Which, as luck would have it, is one of the 365 days a year you enjoy pizza.

In creating the book, authors Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya visited 250 pizzerias, conducted more than 500 kitchen experiments and penned 1,708 pages, all with the purpose of bringing you the most important and up-to-date pizza-related intel.

Modernist Pizza book
Modernist Cuisine

Inside those many pages, you'll find 14 handsomely illustrated chapters covering different aspects of pizza, from its history and top travel destinations to its constituent parts, including the dough, sauce, cheese and toppings. There are more than 1,000 recipes and 3,700 photos to flip through. You'll also learn about pizza ovens and other equipment, and glean practical tips and innovative techniques you can try at home.

It's more than a cookbook. It's a vital resource for anyone who loves to eat pizza, talk pizza, read about pizza or adorn coffee tables in such a way that visitors unequivocally know your feelings on the subject.

And, if you have any pizza-loving friends (it's a safe bet), you may consider this tome for the upcoming gifting season. 

Just be sure your recipient can lift at least 35 pounds.

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