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Penny Pollack and Jeff Ruby
146 pages (September 2005); 6.4MB downloadClerisy Press
; ISBN: 978-1578602186
Everybody Loves Pizza is a celebration of America's favorite dish -- its history, its versatility, its staying power. It delves into where pizza came from, where it's going, and what it means to American culture. Thanks to food writers, pizza insiders, and ordinary, pizza-loving Americans, it also reveals where to find 540 top-notch pizzas across the country, plus recipes from the familiar (Pepperoni or Barbecue Chicken Pizza) to the adventurous (Shrimp Pizza with Tasso Ham, Goat Cheese, and Spinach or Prosciutto Pear Pizza).
About the Authors
Penny Pollack has been the dining editor of Chicago magazine since 1994. Under her direction, the dining department produced "Through Thick and Thin," the magazine's comprehensive 1998 pizza feature, which was nominated for a James Beard Award and won a gold from the City and Regional Magazine Association. An avid traveler, Pollack has explored the cuisines of four continents -- but her favorite food is still pizza. The Chicago native has been a guest on all major talk radio programs in Chicago, and has had lengthy runs as a guest critic for various media outlets. Most recently, Pollack was recognized by Crain's Chicago Business as one of "Chicago's Media Elite." She resides in Chicago with her husband.
Jeff Ruby is a senior editor at Chicago magazine. He has reviewed restaurants since 1997, winning a gold medal from the National City and Regional Magazine Association for food/dining criticism in 2003 and 2004. Ruby wrote The Official Chicago Bar Guide (Buckingham 2001), the definitive book on Chicago's nightlife. He made his beer money during grad school at the University of Kansas by delivering pizzas in a beat-up Volvo until the brakes went out. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and child.
Mario Batali, Food Network celebrity chef and best-selling author
"Pollack and Ruby break it down into a delicious all-inclusive guide. If you're not hungry after reading this ..."
Jane and Michael Stern, Gourmet contributing editors and authors of Roadfood
"Immensely appetizing, tons of fun ... a banquet for those of us who can never get our fill of excellent pizza."