As a pizza geek, I'm always thinking about what I can do differently on a pizza that pushes the boundaries without being ridiculous. While I don't like to publicly disparage other people's pizza choices, I do believe that gold leaf on a pizza is asinine and represents decadence gone wrong. There, I said it. Gold leaf aside, the field is open. I do believe things should be done with balance and insight. And that's one of the reasons I admire Peter Reinhart. He is the thinking-person's pizzaiolo and bread geek.
I admit that I've barely scratched the surface of Mr. Reinhart's newest book, Pizza Quest. But as I was reading it this morning in the wee hours, I skimmed the table of contents, I was aghast. There, in the recipes, was the pizza I've been contemplating for about a year: Low-Country Pizza.
Blaine Parker is the award-winning author of the new, unusual and amusing how-to pizza book, Free The Pizza. Also known as The Pizza Geek and "Hey, Pizza Man!", Blaine is fanatical about the idea that true, professional-quality pizza can be made at home. His home. Your home. Anyone's home. After 20 years of honing his craft and making pizza in standard consumer ovens across the nation, he's sharing what he's learned with home cooks like you. Are you ready to pizza?
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