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on March 26, 2017
same old pizza recipes
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on June 10, 2017
Not a inspiring book on how to make Chicago style deep dish pizza's. If you already know how to make pizza, or have a recipe for a good pizza dough, you are set. Save your money. Books amateur layout lacks the ability to get taste bud's salivating with its black and white photo's, of dough, and inability to reveal the secrets to a Uno's or Gino's East Deep Dish pizza. No secrets are revealed here that can't already be found on the Internet, for free. Search, experiment, trial and error, no matter the outcome, you will still have a recipe for a good pizza.
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on April 29, 2013
not very useful . I found better recipes online but it was cheap. Needs really be updated to a newer format
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on July 9, 2015
I was not impressed with these recipes. Save your money, and go on line.
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on June 6, 2012
Book title is: "The Great Chicago-Style Pizza Cookbook"
One would expect that it primarily contains recipes for Chicago Deep Dish Pizza (such as that served at Uno's, Due and Gino's East). Unfortunately this book only devotes a very small fraction of the pages/recipes to Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. Most of the recipes cover New York Style, Sicilian, California Style, and other variations, often call by different names, I suppose based on the authors experience. Having lived in Chicago for over 12 years as well as New York and Los Angeles, I know that if you ask anyone in Chicago what Chicago Style pizza is, they will tell you that it is Deep Dish and direct you to Gino's East or Uno's-(which in my opinion is the best). Most of the recipes do not represent Chicago-Style, but styles from other regions of the country.

On the positive side, the book goes into detail on different pizza styles often found throughout the USA and defines the most common ingredients found in pizza. It is fully illustrated with black & white drawings. Plenty of attention goes into describing everything in the art of making pizza, which explains the books copyright of 1983 without any updates in almost 30 years.

My biggest gripe is the misleading title - I expected Chicago Deep Dish Recipes by the dozen and was left with less than a half dozen, with the rest of the recipes covering other common styles of pizza found across the USA.
Yes you can find these other styles in Chicago, but you can also find Chinese, Mexican, French, German and other regional cuisines, same goes for any major city across the country. Chicago Deep Dish is primarily found in Chicago and East Coast/Mid West cities with an Uno's Franchise. You will not find it in the Pacific Northwest, and the Uno's/Gino's East restaurants in Los Angeles closed back in the 1980's.
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on May 17, 2005
Of course you should expect authentic recipes from a book like this--why else would you want to buy it? If you follow Bruno's directions, you make a lousy deep dish that tastes like a hunk of bread with tomato sauce on it, not real Chicago deep dish pizza. I have duplicated Uno's, Giordano's, etc. at home and Bruno is way, way off the mark.
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