Obviously every month is pizza month, but October is Pizza Month with capital letters! In America we consume 100 acres of pizza a day, or 350 slices every second! Pizza also makes the Ninja Turtles possible. There are over 63,000 pizzerias in America, but most of them make a product that can barely be called pizza, and satisfies no pizza cravings whatsoever. The solution, of course, is to make your own pizza at home, and the best way to get this done is to follow the instructions in Jim Lahey's incredible book My Pizza.

Lahey's book My Bread, along with Chad Robertson's Tartine Bread, changed the way we bake bread at home. And what is pizza but flat bread with toppings? Everybody knows that a great pizza relies almost entirely on the crust. Anybody can throw delicious cheese and toppings on a pizza crust, but a spectacular pizza requires a spectacular crust. In My Pizza, Jim Lahey gives you great instructions on how to achieve that at home, with whatever type of oven you may have. He uses the no-knead method that made his bread book famous, so although it requires a lot of time to rest, the recipe couldn't be easier and requires almost no work on your part. Once you have the crust figured out you are set, and you can move on to explore all the different pies, sauces, and toppings, as well as some accompaniments and desserts. The recipes are clear and delicious, and accompanies by great photographs of foods and techniques. If you have been searching for the best pizzeria in town then you have found it, and you live there.

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