Download and read online Pizza A Slice of American History in PDF and EPUB Discover the full story of how pizza came to be as American as apple pie, how it came and conquered North America and how it evolved into different forms across the continent. The components of each pizza, crust, sauce, spices are dissected and celebrated and recipes from top pizzerias provide readers with mouth-watering opportunities to make and sample the best pizzas around. Illustrated throughout with modern and historical photographs, postcards and memorabilia, this is the most comprehensive and fun cultural history of pizzas in America ever written.
Download and read online Pizza in PDF and EPUB Offers an analysis of why pizza is such a favorite food along with cartoons and opinions from other writers and food critics, including Ruth Reichl, Roy Blount, Jr., Mario Batalli, and Eric Asimov.
Download and read online Pizza in PDF and EPUB You can pick Chicago deep dish, Sicilian, or New York-style; pan crust or thin crust; anchovies or pepperoni. There are countless ways to create the dish called pizza, as well as a never-ending debate on the best way of cooking it. Now Carol Helstosky documents the fascinating history and cultural life of this chameleon-like food in Pizza. Originally a food for the poor in eighteenth-century Naples, the pizza is a source of national and regional pride as well as cultural identity in Italy, Helstosky reveals. In the twentieth century, the pizza followed Italian immigrants to America, where it became the nation’s most popular dish and fueled the rise of successful fast-food corporations such as Pizza Hut and Domino’s. Along the way, Helstosky explains, pizza has been adapted to local cuisines and has become a metaphor for cultural exchange. Pizza also features several recipes and a wealth of illustrations, including a photo of the world’s largest and most expensive pizza—sprinkled with edible 24-karat gold shavings and costing over $4000. Whether you love sausage and onions on your pizza or unadorned cheese, Pizza has enough offerings to satiate even the pickiest of readers.
Download and read online Everybody Loves Pizza in PDF and EPUB 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).
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Download and read online Viva La Pizza in PDF and EPUB A treasury of 100 weird and wild box designs by the leader of "Scott's Pizza Tours" traces four decades of pizza box art and the efforts of pizzerias to manufacture containers that keep pizza both hot and stable, in an enthusiast's cultural celebration that draws on the insights of leading box designers.
Download and read online The Deep Dish on Pizza in PDF and EPUB Chow down on a slice of history in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read all about pizza, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that two thousand years ago, the soldiers of Darius the Great used their shields to cook a pizza-like flatbread? Or that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? That adds up to more than seventy-five football fields of pizza each day! Learn all about the mouthwatering history of pizza in this fun, fact-filled book. A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like geography and science, and there’s even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you’ve learned!
Download and read online A Slice of the Pie in PDF and EPUB How does a suburban pizza joint end up profiled on national magazine covers and network TV news? (Hint: The secret is not in the sauce.) When Nick Sarillo decided to open a family-friendly pizza restaurant in the suburbs of Chicago, people thought he was nuts. Having worked as a carpenter for much of his adult life, he lacked any formal experience in restaurants or in managing a small business. Everyone told him no one else would ever care about his place the way he did. They warned he’d have to work 20-hour-days and monitor every employee just to stay in business. But Sarillo saw things differently, and set out to run his business in a radically different way. Today Nick’s Pizza & Pub is one of the top ten busiest independent pizza restaurants in the country, with two locations that gross about six times the revenue of the typical pizza restaurant. And in an industry where most employees leave within less than a year, Nick’s annual turnover rate is less than 20 percent. How did he do it? The secret lies in Nick’s purpose-driven culture, in which every employee—from the waiters to the chefs to the managers—is equipped with the tools necessary to do their jobswhile also advancing the company’s overall mission. The result is higher sales, a dedicated team, and a big little business that is beloved by the entire community. In A Slice of the Pie Sarillo tells the story of how he built his extraordinary culture and shows how anyone can follow his methods. For instance, Nick’s managers engage the staff by tracking and rewarding unusual metrics, such as how many guests request a particular server or the average check amount of each carryout host. Likewise, team members of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to express themselves, acquire new skills, and suggest ideas to help the business grow. A Slice of the Pie will help transform even the smallest, simplest, and most ordinary business into a successful, high-performance organization.
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Download and read online A Slice of Murder in PDF and EPUB The first in a tantalizing series, "A Slice of Murder" focuses on two sisterswho run a local pizza parlor--and have a tasty sideline in solving mysteries.304 pp.
Download and read online Where to Eat Pizza in PDF and EPUB Over 1,000 food experts and aficionados from around the world reveal their insider tips on finding a perfect slice of pizza From the publishers of the bestselling Where Chefs Eat comes the next food-guide sensation on the most popular dish - pizza! The world over, people want the inside scoop on where to get that ultimate slice of pizza. With quotes from chefs, critics, and industry experts, readers will learn about secret ingredients, special sauces, and the quest for the perfect crust. The guide includes detailed city maps, reviews, key information and honest comments from the people you’d expect to know. Featuring more than 1,700 world-wide pizzerias, parlours, and pizza joints listed. All you need to know - where to go, when to go, and what to order.
Download and read online Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza Slice in PDF and EPUB With a dinnertime mystery and 5 hungry suspects, Charlie Piechart makes fractions fun. Charlie Piechart has a piechart for a belly, and it’s a belly that’s perfect for showing fractions. In his first mystery, perfect for little math enthusiasts, it’s pizza night at the Piecharts’ house. How about veggies on top? “NO VEGGIES!” yell 4/6 of the pizza eaters. No one wants anchovies, either. They like Charlie’s idea best: pepperoni. But with 6 pizza eaters, 3 sizes of pizza on the delivery menu, and 2 slices allotted for each person, it is no surprise when there’s a mystery! A scream from Charlie’s sisters reveals the issue: 1 out of 12 slices has gone missing. So who did it? Charlie counts the suspects and questions each one (except Mom!). But could he be forgetting someone? This colorful, hysterical mystery adventure is perfect for both reluctant and enthusiastic math learners. Great for fans of G Is for Googol, Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, and Math Curse. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
Download and read online Food and Drink in American History in PDF and EPUB This three-volume encyclopedia on the history of American food and beverages covers topics ranging from early American Indian foods to mandatory nutrition information at fast food restaurants.
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