Truly Madly Pizza: One Incredibly Easy Crust, Countless Inspired Combinations & Other Tidbits to Make Pizza a Nightly Affair: A Cookbook (Hardcover)

Truly Madly Pizza: One Incredibly Easy Crust, Countless Inspired Combinations & Other Tidbits to Make Pizza a Nightly Affair: A Cookbook Cover Image
By Suzanne Lenzer, Mark Bittman (Foreword by)
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Make pizza night every night with a basic dough recipe, unexpected topping combinations, and complementary side dishes.

No matter what the first day of a new week throws at you, no matter how looming the rest of the days before the weekend seem, a truly, madly delicious pizza promises something familiar, something reliable, something known. It's confirmation that all the heaviness of the world will be held at bay—if only for a little while—by a combination of bubbling mozzarella, sweet fennel sausage, and balsamic-glazed radicchio.

Beginning with the "Mother Crust" recipe, Lenzer argues that pizza dough is a tabula rasa for whatever healthy fresh ingredients you have on hand. To make pizza a nightly affair, she suggests preparing the dough on Sunday—in less than 30 minutes—freezing it, and simply transferring it to the fridge to thaw on the morning you plan to cook. Lenzer gives the timestrapped home cook countless combinations for a healthy, delicious (and quick!) weeknight meal.

Balancing lighter healthy alternatives like Summer Squash with Lemon Zest and Ricotta with indulgent options such as Spicy Shredded Pork with Sweet Onion Jam and Burrata, in addition to bonus recipes including "Salad thoughts," "Small bites," and even a few ideas about wine, this book covers all the bases. Lenzer's comforting voice adds a homey touch to her artisanal recipes and immaculately styled photos.

About the Author

Suzanne Lenzer is a New York City–based food stylist and writer and the author of Graze. Her styling has appeared in magazines, on television, and in over two dozen cookbooks while her writing has been featured in Tin House and The New York Times, among other publications. Suzanne lives with her husband in Manhattan and Connecticut.

Praise For…

“We all know pizza is fun and delicious, but when you make it at home, it can also be quite healthy. Truly Madly Pizza inspires with dozens of dazzling, but doable, pizzas that you can feel really good about eating.” —Ellie Krieger, nutritionist, host of the Food Network's Healthy Appetite and author of Weeknight Wonders

“As a self-proclaimed pizza lover, I'm simply swooning over Truly Madly Pizza. I love how Suzanne gives you the rundown on how to make the perfect crust and all her amazing combinations. First on my list is Broccoli Rabe with Soppressata and an Egg, and then the Sweet Potato and Sage with Pecorino. I smell a pizza party coming my way...” —Paul Lowe, creator and editor-in-chief of Sweet Paul magazine and author of Eat and Make
Product Details
ISBN: 9781623362188
ISBN-10: 1623362180
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English