Pizza Camp is the ultimate guide to achieving pizza nirvana at home, from the chef who is making what Bon Appetit magazine calls “the best pizza in America.”
Joe Beddia’s pizza is old school—it’s all about the dough, the sauce, and the cheese. And after perfecting his pie-making craft at Pizzeria Beddia in Philadelphia, he’s offering his methods and recipes in a cookbook that’s anything but old school. Beginning with D’OH, SAUCE, CHEESE, and BAKING basics, Beddia takes you through the pizza-making process, teaching the foundation for making perfectly crisp, satisfyingly chewy, dangerously addictive pies at home.
With more than fifty iconic and new recipes, Pizza Camp delivers everything you’ll need to make unforgettable and inventive pizza, stromboli, hoagies, and more, with plenty of vegetarian options (because even the most die-hard pizza lovers can’t eat pizza every day). In this book you will find pizza combinations that have gained his pizzeria a cult following, alongside brand new recipes like:
--Bintje Potato with Cream and Rosemary --Collard Greens with Bacon and Cream --Roasted Corn with Heirloom Cherry Tomato and Basil --Breakfast Pizza with Cream, Spinach, Bacon, and Eggs
Designed by Walter Green, art director of Lucky Peach, and packed with drawings, neighborhood photos, and lots of humor, Pizza Camp is a novel approach to homemade pizza.
About the Author
Joe Beddia is the chef-owner of Pizzeria Beddia, named the best pizza in America by Bon Appétit. He lives in Philadelphia.
“I will never forgive my parents for not sending me to Pizza Camp.”
— Jimmy Kimmel, comedian / pizza eater
“Joe Beddia is plowing a wonderfully irreverent path in food, a path illogically anchored in a reverence for quality and technique, but matched with a completely punk DIY ethos. This book is a map of his mind, a mind you should read into. Pizza Camp is ahead of its time.”
— Hugh Acheson, James Beard Award–winning chef and author
“Never have I encountered an individual so singularly focused on his craft. Joe Beddia is hilarious, intelligent, and lovingly produces the best pizza in the f*cking universe.”
— Michael Solomonov, James Beard Award–winning chef and author
“Not all pizzas go to heaven, but there is definitely a puffy cloud waiting for St. Joe Beddia’s work.”
— Chris Bianco, James Beard Award–winning chef and author