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All about taste,
This review is from: American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza (Hardcover)
Reinhart's quest for the perfect pizza has resulted in the holy grail of pizza books.
Reading it will give you an understanding of what makes a good pizza good as well as how you can make excellent pizza at home. Reinhart has the ability to describe what dough is supposed to look and feel like at its various stages of development; he helps you develop a sense of what's happening.
I've made all of the doughs he describes--except the sourdough--and they all taste good. The descriptions of what to expect from each dough gives various reasons for why you might make one over the other. Eventually, Reinhart, says you will find a particular kind of dough that you focus on.
The book itself is beautiful, ragged edged pages and excellent typography.
There really isn't another book like it. It is what all good baking books wish they could be: A combination of clear instruction, insight, knowledge and explanation that results in food that tastes good.