by Jeff Hertzberg and Zooe Francois
Thomas Dunne Books, $27.99, 278 pages
Hertzberg and Francois, authors of the best selling Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day return with a new cookbook that features one hundred recipes for artisan pizza and flatbread. The main theme is to make professional quality pizza and flatbread in just five minutes a day. It is simple in that you prepare any of the dough recipes ahead of time and store the dough in the refrigerator or freezer for instant access when you are ready to make dinner. Some of the featured recipes include a Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, Mexican corn flatbread with tomatillo and chilies, and Pizza Spirals on a Stick.
The book includes both gluten-free and whole grain recipes. There is even a section on dessert pizzas and tarts that includes the Skillet Apple Pie and a Gorgonzola and fresh fig tart. The best part about the recipes is that once the dough is made the rest is fast and can be pulled together for a delicious family meal. The cookbook is illustrated with one hundred black and white photos throughout and two inserts with pages of color photos. Hertzberg and Francois are tried and tested authors and bakers. Their newest title will not disappoint.