My dear friend and fellow culinary adventurer, Bob Blumer and I met and bonded over grilled pizza. As our friendship grew, so did our love of grilled pizza and we would eagerly report on every new creation until we realized that we should compile all of our favorite pizzas and put them in a book! That book is Pizza on the Grill. The book has been a runaway hit and we are so excited that people are as excited about grilled pizza as we are. Bob and I always say that once you have Pizza on the Grill, you’ll never want it any other way! The crispy, crunchy, slightly smoky crust is the key! And, once you’ve mastered the technique, think of your crust as a blank canvas to hold all your favorite flavor combinations.
Pizza on the Grill by Taunton, May 2008
● Suggested retail $16.00
Americans love pizza and Americans love to grill–put them together and you have your own made-at-home version of a wood-oven pizza, straight from your gas or charcoal grill. Pizza on the Grill contains 100 recipes for innovative, just-got-to-make-it pizzas–including dessert pizzas–that will make you the backyard patio grill meister or mistress of your neighborhood–think Thai One On Pizza, Pulled Pork Pizza, and Fig, Walnut, and Rosemary Pizza, along with traditional classics like Pizza Margherita and Little Italy Pepperoni Pizza. Each recipe will contain music-to-grill-by and drink suggestions, as well as appetizers and salads to round out the meal and make this a one-top entertaining resource.
“Pizza on the Grill: 100 Feisty Fire-roasted Recipes for Pizza & More — This slim paperback is exactly what you need if you are a beginner. The book shares lots of advice from professionals, plus plenty of how-to photographs to inspire confidence. The book is packed with tempting topping combinations — crab and artichoke with pecorino; steak, roasted garlic and blue cheese; potatoes, pancetta and Gruyere; lobster and corn. What’s especially nice is that the recipes include lots of flavor-builders such as roasted garlic paste, flavored oils, fresh herbs and pastes, even Asian flavors. Although the book is written specifically for grilling pizzas, it also includes instructions for using an oven (thank you).” — Contra-Costa Times
“You thought you knew pizza? Even if you never make one of these, you’ll enjoy paging through this book for inspiration and chuckles. To wit: Lucy in the Sky with Pizza, Artichoke Benedict Pizza, Thai One On Pizza. But it’s not all bad puns. A Basic Training section offers detailed advice on pizza-making, and many of the easy-to-follow recipes have color photos.” — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel