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May 2024
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Three Web sites should please the pizza-insatiable: Pepe’s famous New Haven pizza has a wonderfully appealing fan site ( ); will tell you everything from how to start a business to where to get the best pie in Alabama; and has daily updates on pizza-related news, a glossary, recipes, and the piPod, a map you can download for your iPod to find the best pizzeria within walking distance (so far, only in New York). Two books also carry on the story. In American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza (Ten Speed Press, $27.95) Peter Reinhart, a celebrated baker and baking instructor, scours the Western World, from Genoa to Los Angeles in his quest, offering recipes along the way. Another pizza pilgrim, Ed Levine, has recently chronicled his travels and discoveries in Pizza: A Slice of Heaven (Universe, $24.95). If John Mariani’s 10 picks of great pizzerias aren’t enough for you, Levine offers dozens more, ranging from the green-chile pies of New Mexico to the kimchi toppings of Korean-American establishments and the expanding empire of Nick Angelis, who, starting in Queens, New York, produced a pie with enough savory authority to colonize Manhattan, where he has opened a handsome new pizza restaurant called Adrienne’s Pizza Bar in the financial district.

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