Food of Naples

Food of Naples

World's Best Pizza

How to make the world's best pizza from the world's best chef

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By Johnny Di Francesco
Format Hardback
Page Extent 256
Book Size 258 x 219 x 21 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Oct 2015
Subject Classification Cookery / food & drink etc / General cookery & recipes

Pizza is a food that is about sharing and bringing people together. In World's Best Pizza, award winning pizza chef Johnny Di Francesco, shares his recipes so that others can come together to enjoy his delicious creations and the magical process of making traditional Neapolitan pizza.
For pizza fans worldwide, everyone will love the mouth-watering combinations in this book.

Starting with the basic doughs including a gluten-free option, Johnny guides you through simple starters and Pizza Montanara or Fritti (fried starters), to the delicious and mouth-watering classic pizzas and calzones, he rounds off this great collection of recipes with a selection of unique and delicious dessert pizzas.

Johnny Di Francesco

Johnny Di Francesco – Pizzaiolo, Chef, Restaurateur 400 Gradi is the brainchild of chef and V.P.N. Principal Johnny Di Francesco, who’s family hail from Naples in Southern coastal Italy – the home of ‘world’s best’ pizza. Johnny has a series of Pizza and Calzone outlets with the 400 Gradi restaurant being the flagship of the group. The 400 Gradi interiors are all about classic Italian textures, with walls of espresso ribbons of Stucco Veneziana and sweeping golden calligraphy. Black and antique gold pendant lights and a charcoal Terrazzo style polished floor all reflect a golden hue. A bar honed from a dark veined slab of 160 year old red gum, salumi cabinets and antique slicers are all part of the theatre… Outside there’s plenty more tables for dining where the usual sophistication of the ‘other’ end of Lygon Street is apparent. Johnny is the first Australian ever trained in Naples to the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana VPN rules and he’s the association’s Australasian Principal, travelling the region ensuring pizzeria’s are of the highest standard before officially inducting them into the Association. Appearing regularly on the ‘Regional Italian Cuisine’ program and having appeared at the famous Caesars Palace during the Las Vegas International Pizza Expo Johnny also regularly holds seasonal Masterclasses – fast becoming recognised as Melbourne’s Mr. Pizza!