No Gluten, No Problem Pizza

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 26 Nov 2019

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Looking to enjoy pizza or you miss it because of the gluten this book has options for you. This cookbook includes gluten-free recipes including different doughs such as Chicago and Detroit style and Italian including Roman and Neapolitan. There are recipes good for all types of chef skills with a variety of topping ideas. There are some great recipes, and photos, in this cookbook. Maybe not all the recipes will be top on everyone's list, but there are plenty of yummy options. Some ingredient requests in the recipes might be difficult to find too, but I figure in these cases to try your best and make it your own. The zucchini crust is something we haven't tried before and something that sounds interesting and worth a try. Even if you don't have a need for no gluten in your diet this is a wonderful cookbook. We love pizza in this household and trying new pizzas is fun as well as interesting.
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For those of us who have to avoid gluten, finding beloved dishes that taste fantastic can be a challenge. One of those is pizza. I've found some frozen options that are acceptable. But, making my own has terrified me. This title is perfect for those individuals like me who used to make homemade pizzas before giving up gluten filled dishes. 

I have only read through the material so far as there is a tool which is considered must have and I don't have one...yet. I wrote down the few doughs that looked most interesting to me to try at a later date. (That's a key limiting factor for Adobe protected files with limited time to view.)

The one thing that struck me is how many of the doughs are made to sit and ferment for 48 hours. Some versions have a quick option, but they admit that allowing the dough to sit is what helps make it fantastic.
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A book that had so much potential when I first began reading it left me flat at the end and has taken me months to leave a review.
The authors have done an excellent with the different recipes and ingredients especially when it comes to the dough. What really struck me was that I felt it did not hit home with the average at home in the kitchen baker, mom or dad. When suggesting to go out and purchase $150.00 worth of items or items to make or bake a pizza the average person is not going to do that.
Really a book for people that have outdoor wood ovens or even professional ovens inside their home. Having worked in an authentic pizza restaurant when I was younger the biggest keys was making the dough fresh, and heat so I bought different sizes of oven stones for pizzas and loaves of bread they work just fine as long as you wait for them to heat up. I really wanted to like this book but after much thought, I think with the authors suggesting to buy extra kitchen items to bake pizza will turn people off from really trying the recipes that is a shame because with just a little tweaking the home cook can if they take the time.
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I have read many gluten free books and this one does not disappoint.  All the recipes have full-color photographs. The recipes sounded and were delicious. I like that the authors took many of the recipes home from Italy and graciously shared the recipes through this book. My only issue with the book would be the difficulty in finding the flours and other ingredients for the doughs. Highly recommended for gluten-free people looking to expand their pizza choices.
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Frozen and fast casual gluten-free pizza is always thin as a cracker and rather flavorless. But in the No Gluten, No Problem Pizza cookbook, the authors provide a plethora of pizza options including Chicago Deep Dish and New York-style pizzas.

Variety is no problem. For you thin crust fans, there are four variations on roman cracker dough and four more on tavern dough, which is less crunchy but still thin. There are grilled, filled, flatbread, focaccia, breakfast, buckwheat, cauliflower, zucchini, dessert, and California-style pizzas too. For several of the doughs, there is a long (50-hour) rise version and a fast one too.

All the recipes have full-color photographs. There is no nutritional information but if you are eating pizza you probably don’t want it anyway. The recipes sound and look delicious. The authors took many of the recipes directly home from Italy so you know they are authentic.

My only issue with the book was the difficulty in sourcing the flours and other ingredients for the doughs. They weren’t in either of my two local markets. Surprisingly, they weren’t even available through Thrive Market. They did have them in Amazon—but they were pricey. However, as long as you make the recipes a few times, it would be about the cost of three or four delivered pizzas (and sure to taste much better).

One of the foods I miss the most are my delicious gluten-full and cheese stuffed calzones. With No Gluten, No Problem Pizza in hand, I can have that experience again. Highly recommended for gluten-free people looking to expand their pizza choices. 4 stars!

Thanks to The Experiment and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
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Amazing !!
 I loved the recipes in this book. I haven't tried all of them, however, the three I have tried have been great. They are easy to follow instructions and yummy results! I definitely recommend this book for some gluten free Ideas.
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3 out of 5

**OMG!  I cannot believe that these reviews haven't been done!  I am so sorry they are so late!!!**
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I'm not actually gluten-intolerant, but my nephews both are so I was very intrigued by this cookbook! What I love most about the book is that essentially every style of pizza, from NY to Neapolitan, Chicago-style to grilled and beyond, is covered in the book with a gluten-free method. If you are on a gluten-free diet and love pizza, and want to spice up your gluten-free life with some variety in your pizza options, then this book is for you!
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This is a great pizza cookbook for anyone gluten intolerant.    The many dough recipes were most welcome.   I salute the authors quest at fulfilling this niche in the cookbook shelf.
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I'm Celiac, which means it's gluten-free pizza or nothing for me. This book is worth it just for the impressive list of crust recipes, everything from New York style to thin crust and Chicago deep dish. Most gluten-free pizza recipes I've tried have all been thin crusts, so I was excited by the variety in this book. There are some harder to find ingredients, like psyllium husk, but as someone who already does a lot of gluten free baking, I found I already had most of the ingredients on hand. For those who are new to gluten-free cooking, you may need to do a pantry stock up. Everything also tasted good and I look forward to trying all the different crusts!
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I was so excited to review this book as we're a gluten free family and love GF pizza. Truth be told, I already have a recipe for really good gluten free pizza that I make just about every Saturday night (and a friend has adopted it for her family's gluten free pizza night too). I think it's pretty good and my gluten eating 19 year-old insists on eating it rather than regular pizza even though she isn't gluten free, since she says she likes it better than any other pizza. But I love cooking and am always looking for more ways to make really great food.

The problem is that I've had this book for over a month and still have not been able to try any recipes. The reason? The authors insist that you have to have expensive equipment like a thick baking steel and pizza peel that they say are only "a modest investment" of "less than $150 total" for almost all of the recipes. I have a pizza stone that I use, but apparently those are not good enough for the authors. I'm sorry, but I don't have a spare $150 to try out recipes in a book that may give me a crisper crust on my pizza. You're also supposed to preheat your oven and keep it going at 550 for at least 45 minutes before even baking your pizza, which sounds unbearable to me in my summer kitchen and also seems like such a waste of energy.

Also, it's just hard to relate to these people. I found myself doing side eyes at my iPad more than once because they just live such an entitled lifestyle. The family was supposedly so devastated by not being able to have truly fabulous gluten free pizza that they all traveled throughout Italy trying all the gluten free pizza throughout Rome, Milan, Naples, etc. and then traveled around NYC trying all the best pizza there. I just cannot relate to a family with the kind of funds that let you just take off to Italy for a summer because your pizza choices aren't up to snuff.

All that said, there is a wide variety of recipes here and there are color photos for each one. I like that there is a sourdough (aged) crust recipe for most of the options, but also a "quick" one if you don't want to have to age it for a couple of days. There are lots of kinds of crusts provided, such as neopolitan, deep dish, thin crust and even grain free. A chart in the beginning tells which allergens are in each crust recipe, too.

You'll need quite an assortment of flours and ingredients to make most of the recipes. They include ingredients like rice flour, psyllium husk, potato starch, potato flour, millet flour, xanthan gum, quinoa flour, tapioca starch, etc. Different crusts require different flours (always an assortment), so buying one set of ingredients will only get you so far. Also, the authors are ingredient snobs and recommend very specific, typically expensive tomatoes, cheeses, meats, you name it.

The book is very centered on meat, cheese and animal products, though some crusts are vegan. If you are dairy free, most of the recipes will probably leave you as sad as most traditional pizza cookbooks for gluten folks. Expect to substitute heavily.

The recipes are also quite time extensive. I have my homemade pizza down to a point where I can make two gluten free pizzas from scratch in just over an hour and a half -- and most of that time involves letting the dough rise while watching Netflix with a glass of wine and the kids shooed away. ;) These recipes seem like more work, though I imagine once I really got them down I could streamline them quite a lot.

I really would like to try some of the recipes before posting a full review, but I'm posting this in the meantime. It doesn't seem right to review a cookbook like this without trying some recipes to see how good they are, but they require so much expense at the moment that I'm unable to and I thought other readers might appreciate that heads up for themselves. I'll update this review when and if I try some recipes.

My rating system:

1 = hated it
2 = it was okay
3 = liked it
4 = really liked it
5 = love it, plan to purchase, and/or would buy it again if it was lost

I read a temporary digital ARC of the book for the purpose of review.
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This is a cookbook with recipes for gluten-free pizzas. The authors included 14 recipes for different types of crusts (thin, thick, bendable, etc.) plus recipes for different pizza topping combinations. They included New York style, Neapolitan, thin crust, deep dish, grilled, California style, grain-free, pizza pockets, flatbread pizzas, buckwheat pizza, breakfast and desert pizzas, and how to cook these pizzas over a campfire. The crust recipes use several types of flours, starch, and gums for each type of crust, so you will need to have six or more ingredients on hand just for this aspect of the crust. I had hoped for an explanation as to why the different flours and such were used (what they added to the finished product), but we're simply given their favorite results from extensive testing. The toppings were often what you'd already have on hand for your favorite pizza. The pizzas were about 12-13" across. If you're gluten-free and want restaurant-style pizzas made at home, then this cookbook will be helpful.
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Great for the pizza lovers. A variety of types and toppings. It is sectioned off into the varieties (deep dish and grilled for example). Nice if you want ideas for those who want to do pizza night and want it to be different.
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I consider myself a pizza snob. Growing up outside of NYC, I ate a lot of pizza. I'm from an Italian-American family that made from scratch pizza every weekend. When I moved to Indiana, a pizza desert, I had a wood-fired, pizza oven built in my backyard. I've struggled to find a good recipe for gluten-free pizza dough to make when friends with dietary restrictions come over for dinner.
I am a public library adult services librarian. One of my duties is collection development. I came across this title in an email and was extremely skeptical. I requested an e-ARC. After looking through the book, I think this may be the solution I've been looking for. The author is a Sicilian-American, originally from New York. He knows pizza. Like me, he's made his share of bad gluten-free pizza. The book offers suggestions from using the right gluten-free flour for each type of pizza to special techniques developed by the author to create pizzas that even people without dietary restrictions would enjoy.
I plan on purchasing copies of this book for our libraries and may even buy one for my personal cookbook collection.
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My daughter and I have some autoimmune things going on. I'm diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Beth has a yet-to-be-determined diagnosis. One thing is very clear for both of us though: Gluten is an enemy! I have very uncomfortable stomach reactions and Beth breaks out in rashes. It took us a while to come to this conclusion, but once we did we both began eating gluten free. Honestly, it isn't that hard. It's really easy to find good foods in our grocery stores or make minor substitutions. The one really difficult food to replicate is pizza. I was super excited to try out No Gluten, No Problem: Pizza to see what it suggested! 

I loved that this entire cookbook...all 241 glorious pages...are dedicated to the making of gluten-free pizza. We have found, just like the authors, that quality gluten-free take-out pizza is hard to find. We have one restaurant in town we really like, but it is about 20 minutes away and not at all cheap. They are also really good at keeping things separate and truly having a gluten free environment. The pizza joints closer to us are not as careful about their environment being gluten free. As far as the taste? Meh...it's okay. Not completely horrible but just okay. 

The other cool thing about this cookbook is the variety of pizza styles! The included 75 recipes cover New York, Neopolitan, thin crust, deep dish pan, grilled (my favorite!), California style, and for our paleo friends, grain free! Beyond that wonderful pizza varieties such as filled, back country, breakfast, and dessert pizza recipes are included. Truly, you will definitely find at least one (actually I think many, many more...) to fit your pizza style. There is also a lengthy section on preparation, tools, ingredient types, and techniques. 

The one part I found a bit frustrating was the measurements. I really hate measuring flour by weight. I know it is supposed to be the only way to really do it right, but I never do and my foods come out okay! I also do not like to keep a lot of un-blended  gluten free flours on hand. Again, This is definitely not the norm for most gluten free eaters, but if I'm going to bake gluten free, it's going to need to be fast and easy. I homeschool, teach piano from home, and teach an English class to middle schoolers for 3 hours once a week. My time is at a premium and I just don't feel like I have the time to do this. I really with there were side-by-side measurements along with the weights. That being said, I understand the need for various non-gluten grains because they react differently together, it just isn't the way I personally like to do it! 

If you are a gluten-free eater who has really missed their pizza, check this new cookbook out! I'm sure you'll find many delicious recipes to satisfy your craving.
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In addition to just being an enjoyable read, the wide variety of ingredients used in different crusts and varied styles available make the recipes accessible.
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I'm Italian and gluten-free....yeah not a fun combo. But I must say Kelli and Peter have done an amazing job bringing back pizza. I wasn't sure what to expect when reviewing this book, but I am impressed. This recipe has over 12 different pizza dough recipes. From thin crust to thick crust and they even have a couple of grain free options like a zucchini crust.  These recipes were the shining star for me since the base of the pizza is pretty vital. But for others who are wanting to experiment with different toppings, sauces and flavors then this cookbook will hit the nail on the head. You have recipes like: Pear, Pecan & Blue Cheese, Vodka Sauce, Broccoli Rabe and Sausage.
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For many years, I have successfully replicated my Italian grandmother’s pizza recipe. However, after I chose to eliminate gluten from my diet for health reasons, it became harder to find recipes for a good tasting pizza. 

No Gluten, No Problem Pizza offered a smorgasbord of recipes and crust choices accompanied by mouth watering photographs. The authors provided thorough explanations for choosing ingredients such as flour, cheese, tomatoes, and oil. They also included a section on pizza making tools, and of course, the very detailed 75 plus recipes. I especially liked the section on Techniques: Special Tricks of the Gluten-Free Trade, and hopefully some of the problems I had with the flour’s stickiness will be eliminated now.  So after reading this book, I am once again hopeful- and also inspired- to create pizzas that would have met with my grandmother’s approval. 

If you enjoy making your own pizza and need some gluten free options, then this book might fit your needs with their many different types of pizza to win over even the fussiest pizza fans.
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The authors realized that the no-gluten pizzas that are store bought were not authentic, delicious Italian pizzas as they were used to consuming - so they traveled throughout Italy to find gluten-free pizzas and recipes that they could produce that would be gluten - free!
The result of their hard work is a book that is chockfull of tasty, thick, thin, dessert and breakfast pizzas that look and taste like gluten pizzas!
You are told what type of pan(s) to use, how to prepare the dough (with gluten free flours the dough has to be moister), how to use  parchment paper, flour grind, and cross-contamination factors.
You will find a variety of pizzas here - from a New York Style Classic Cheese With Red Sauce Pizza made with white rice, quinoa and potato flour - with a can of peeled tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic and oregano, a dessert pizza such as Chocolate Hazelnut that contains the 3 flours mentioned above, along with chocolate hazelnut spread, chocolate ganache, hazelnuts and powdered sugar and even a breakfast pizza - The Veggie Breakfast Pizza made with the New York style dough, onions, peppers, eggs, milk, tomatoes and cheddar cheese.
Enjoy making and eating homemade gluten-free pizzas!
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This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

I initially was interested in this book for a good pizza recipe as I am keeping wheat out of my diet by doing the Keto diet.  This is such a great book for those that deal with celiac or with gluten issues - and I have a family that deals with those problems, but most of the grain options are not what I can use so was a bit sad to realize that.

I really would have loved to try these different pizzas but did not as to get the best results, you need the proper equipment and I just didn't see myself following through with making my own pizzas enough to make purchasing the new pizza equipment worth it.

But, if you don't have a choice and you want to eat good pizza, this book goes step by step through what equipment you need and how to bake at the correct temperatures, what ingredients are necessary for each recipe and even a graph that shows more details of each recipe!

I loved that this couple had a passion for finding great pizza options for those that need gluten free pizza that they would travel around and search for the golden grail of pizza!  Then, to share that knowledge - thank you!
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