Throughout his acclaimed career, chef Michael Schwartz has been celebrated for his skilled use of quality ingredients, and with his pizzas, this talent is on full display. Genuine Pizza is Schwartz’s vibrantly illustrated guidebook for creating unforgettable pies at home. His cookbook makes the pizza process approachable and fun, giving the reader the tools they need to make better pizza and then run with them. First providing a clear and simple view of the fundamentals—with detailed step-by-step methods for making the best pizza doughs—Schwartz then empowers home cooks to mix and match ingredients, playing with different sauces, cheeses, meats, vegetables, and more, to build pies both classic and innovative. Pizza is just the beginning—it’s a jumping off point to colorful, delicious meals.
Michael Schwartz is a James Beard Award–winning chef, cookbook author, and co-owner of the Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants, which includes Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, Amara at Paraiso, Ella Pop Café, Genuine Pizza®, Harry’s Pizzeria®, and Fi’lia, based in Miami. He is also the face of the South Florida restaurant industry and a nationally recognized celebrity chef.