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CapRadio Reads is a book club and online reading community, hosted by Capital Public Radio. Moderator Vicki Lorini and host Donna Apidone encourage you to participate in person or on the website.

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October 2015 book selection

The Pizza Bible

by Tony Gemignani


Posts About The Pizza Bible 

September 30, 2015

Tony Gemignani, author of The Pizza Bible and 11-time World Champion Pizza Maker, shows his respect in his cooking and in his writing. The Pizza Bible, which is CapRadio Reads’ October selection, teaches us all how to respect the craft of pizza making. Tony removes the mystery and keeps the magic.
The pizzas featured in his book are not all easy to construct, but if you follow the instructions and use the suggested ingredients, you will end up with a pizza as good as any you have had, and I've had quite a few.
With a rather famous resident of Rome traveling in our country last week, it is especially timely to note Tony's Pizza Romana.  It's a very large pizza, and his technique for baking it in two halves in the oven makes it possible to make your own and end up with a WOW presentation.
Even if you never make a single pizza out of this book, it is an interesting read, has beautiful pictures and may give you some new ideas on what makes a pizza. 
Enjoy a taste of Tony Gemignani's pizzas, meatballs and more as the chef answers questions from our own Donna Apidone. Join us on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 p.m. at Capital Public Radio. 

September 23, 2015

... what a perfect combination. 
Do you have your tickets to the CapRadio Reads Pizza Extravaganza? This is one event you can't miss. Donna Apidone and Tony Gemignani will be talking pizza, ovens and Double Zero flour when we meet at 6pm, October 13th in the garden at Capital Public Radio.
Gemignani will share some of his secrets about pizza, and he should know. He is the 11-time winner of The World Pizza Contest and author of The Pizza Bible The CapRadio Reads selection for October. Tony is bringing samples of the pizzas featured in his book. We'll also have prizes for those in attendance and, of course, some delectable wines AND our special cookie.
How can you resist? Join us and eat up the fun.

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