A golden crust crowned with garden-ripe tomatoes and basil, redolent of garlic, and flavored with fruity extra-virgin olive oil was created in Naples. This oldest documented pizza recipe, shown on the cover, remains as up to date as any of the invative toppings that reflect the current gourmet status of the humble pie. From traditional pizzas of Italy, France, New York, and Chicago to the new delicious concoctions popularized in California, Pizza contains a delightful array of mouth-watering recipes.
James McNair -- one of America's most innovative cookbook authors -- is also the photographic designer, prop and food stylist, and book designer for his bestselling single-subject series. Patricia Brabrant spends most of her working hours photographing food for advertising promotion, and editorial clients.