#FDL: February 9th is National Pizza Day


National Pizza Day!

Friday, February 9th, is National Pizza Day. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited. I love pizza. I’m a native New Yorker, so NY style pizza will always be my favorite. But I have learned to love Chicago deep dish too. Pizza is kind of like a universal food, no matter how it’s served up.  Everyone also claims to have the best pizza – it’s a food we’re all pretty passionate about. So, FDL has you covered for all things pizza this coming Friday, or (if you’re like me) every day is National Pizza Day.

  • Do you like making your own pizzas? FDL has a number of recipe books for this if you’re looking for something more than your standard cheese and pepperoni combo. Check out The Ultimate Pizza by Pasquale Bruno, Jr. It covers everything from deep dish to desert. If it’s flat – it’s a pizza.
  • Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois are known for their books on home made bread, but they branch out a bit with Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day. This book is great for pizza in a hurry. It also includes gluten free and whole grain recipes.
  • Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have a book called Pizza: Grill It, Bake, It, Love It! Most people think of baking a pizza, whether it’s in a traditional or brick oven. But I have had grilled pizza before, and while I can’t speak to this book’s recipes specifically, I can say that grilled pizza is surprisingly delicious.
  • If you’re more in the mood to watch TV and order pizza out, FDL has seasons 1-4 of Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place. This is your chance to check out Ryan Reynolds before he was Deadpool.
  • And for the little ones, pizza is a great starter food for kids who are interested in cooking. It can be as easy or difficult as you want to make it. Check out the pizza and pasta volume from The Little Chef series. And then as a bedtime story, we have Pizza Kittens by Charlotte Voake. It tells the story of three kittens who really want pizza for dinner and their long-suffering parents who just want them to behave.

Post by Carey Gibbons, Reference Specialist

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