Sunday, June 04, 2006
For immediate Release:
Mililani, Hawaii- (June 6, 2006)-- Albert Grande of pizzatherapy.com, premier pizza portal, announces the release of a new CD called “Legends of Pizza Volume 1.”
The Legends of Pizza is a series of interviews with noted pizza experts who discuss the craft of pizza making as well as unlocking their own pizza passion.
According to Grande, “Nothing like this has ever been attempted. I wanted to explore the pizzaiolo (pizza maker) in front of the oven. The pizzaiolo needs to be heard”.
For Legends of Pizza Volume 1, Grande interviewed three of the most noted pizza professionals. First was Peter Reinhart, world renowned bread baker, teacher and author of American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza.
Next he spoke with Gary Bimonte, grandson of Frank Pepe and co-owner of the legendary, Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana, located in New Haven, Connecticut.
Grande also discussed pizza with award winning pizzaiolo, Chris Bianco, owner of Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix, Arizona.
As an added bonus the CD features the pizza anthem, “Pizza Pizza” by Joe Dolce. Parts of the song “Pizza, Pizza” is used as a musical interlude between interviews, and appears in its entirety, at the end of the CD.
“I wanted to introduce a cross section of pizza masers, for Legends of Pizza, Volume 1. I spoke to the true Legends of Pizza,” stated Grande. “I was fortunate to be able to interview them, because each one is involved in their own projects. Each “Legend” (Reinhart, Bimonte and Bianco), was pleasant and forthcoming and willing to share a vast wealth of pizza knowledge as well as pizza philosophy.”
Peter Reinhart gives some pizza updates since the release of his book American Pie. He also explores the future of pizza while sharing pizza making tips.
Gary Bimonte discusses his grandfather, Frank Pepe, and what makes Pepe’s Pizza so special. He also discloses for the first time anywhere: the true story of the birth of one of the most famous pizzas, the Clam Pie.
Chris Bianco shares his own pizza tales and beliefs. “He was amazing,” said Grande. “Chris Bianco, was able to tell his story in his own words. He is the Babe Ruth, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan of pizza all rolled in one. He is a very humble guy. He pulled back the curtain of mystery that surrounds him and his restaurant, Pizzeria Bianco.”
“The quality of the recordings is a little rough,” conceded Grande. “You should consider Legends of Pizza Volume 1, a bit like home-made pizza. It may be a little rough around the edges, but the result is very satisfying.”
Peter Reinhart summed up his opinion of the project by explaining "The Legends of Pizza helps us to understand why we all feel so passionate about pizza-- it starts with the passion of those who make it. How can such a simple, humble food elicit such passion? Listen to these interviews and you can feel the love. It's almost as good as eating one of their pizzas (I said almost).."
“All in all, I am extremely pleased with how Legends of Pizza, Volume 1 turned out,” concluded Grande. “The voices of the true pizza masters are finally heard.”
When asked about future volumes in the Legends of Pizza Series, Grande was coy: “I want to evaluate the success of Volume 1. The Legends of Pizza project does open up an entire range of possibilities. Many more Legends of Pizza need to tell their stories.”
Legends of Pizza, Volume 1, is available on-line at http://pizzatherapy.com/legends.htm
For off-line ordering instructions, send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information contact:
95-218 Halepule Place
Mililani, HI 96789
pizzatherapy.com is a website all about pizza. pizzatherapy.com features an ezine called, Pizza News, information about how to make pizza, an eBook called The Pizza Therapy Pizza Book and also has an extensive listing of “The Best Pizza in the World”.
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