No matter your level of pizza fanaticism, you’re going to love Pizzapedia. Food illustrator Dan Bransfield’s new book is devoted to the ultimate universal favorite food, which has never fallen out of favor with its massive audience. An essential primer and master class all in one, this delightfully retro-themed tome is packed with information, charts, stories, recipes and more. But let’s talk about Pizzapedia’s endpapers — the inside covers of the books.
The moment you open the book, which is embossed with the scalloped edge of a paper plate you might see at your local pie joint, you’re greeted with intricate watercolor illustrations that display a range of essential pizza tools throughout the dish’s storied history. Get to know them personally, then crack open the book with one hand and prepare to absorb a ton of knowledge with a slice in the other hand.