Pizzapedia: An Illustrated Guide to Everyone’s Favorite Food


If you love pizza and want to learn more about everybody’s favorite food, you must buy Pizzapedia: An Illustrated Guide to Everyone’s Favorite Food by Dan Bransfield. Pizza has a very interesting history, Pizzapedia will show you pizza in a whole new light with fun facts that perhaps you were not aware of. Every city and country has put a unique stamp on their version of the pizza. Artistically, this book is an all-dressed serving of colorful brush strokes.
Pizza is a food that lends itself to legend and obsession, spanning geography, generations, and gender. In lavish illustrations and hand-lettered text, Pizzapedia celebrates all there is to fixate on: the stories behind its origin (we have the ancient Greeks to thank before the Italians); the delectable ingredients, from San Marzano tomatoes to buffalo mozzarella; the failed and the famous inventions (like “the pizza saver,” the piece of plastic that prevents a pizza delivery box top from drooping into the pie); the merits of Sicilian vs. New York vs. Chicago vs. new (Detroit?!) styles; and much more. Like the universally beloved food, this art-driven book of miscellany is inviting, colorful, and a delicious gift to give and get.