Free The Pizza Asks: Would you rather be famous for your homemade pizza, or just be able to make an excellent, easy pizza once in a while?
This is a serious question, and I’d love to have your answer.
I ask this because a lot of folks out there really want to understand how to make pizza. They want to be able make an artisan style pie anytime they feel like it.
But there are other people who just want a recipe. They just want to throw together a bunch of ingredients and have a good, solid pizza come out the other end.
These are two very different things.
Understanding pizza means embracing a practice.
Slapping together a pretty good pizza once in awhile requires a modicum of patience, but doesn’t require nearly as much practice.
The first is more like learning to ride a bicycle.
The second is a bit more like riding an adult tricycle.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
It just means you have a different destination, and you’re not so much worried about the sporting angle. You won’t be wearing Lycra.
I’m considering putting together a simple guide for the wannabe quickie pizza people.
It would be a much different product than the artisan-ish pizza that’s in my book.
It would, of course, still be so very tasty.
You’d probably even hear your guests crying, “Holy mother of pearl!”
And this time, for the right reasons.
Making the kind of pizza that everyone dreams about requires developing a skill.
Making the other kind of easy pizza we’re talking about is different.
It requires less skill and less understanding.
As long as you’re willing to be patient, follow directions, and bring some intuition—Hello, pizza!
What kind of pizza wannabe are you?
And it’s OK. You can be both.
You might have a killer, 21-speed bike with a carbon-fiber frame and drop handlebars.
But sometimes, you just want to do a slow, lazy pedal along the beach with a beer in your water bottle holder.
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Would you rather cut right to the chase of understanding pizza and becoming famous among your friends? Check out Free The Pizza—A Simple System For Making Great Pizza Whenever You Want With The Oven You Already Have.
Blaine Parker is the award-winning author of the bestselling, 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, pro-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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