The Joy of Pizza by Dan Richer and Katie Parla

A groundbreaking new work on the art and science of pizza!

Photography by Eric Wolfinger and illustrations by Katie Shelly.

About the authors

Dan Richer is the chef and owner of Razza in Jersey City. A graduate of Rutgers University, he skipped his
own graduation to fly to Italy and begin his real education: in pizza. He is a four-time semifinalist for the
James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic award, as well as a James Beard Rising Star Chef
semifinalist.

Katie Parla is an Italy-based food and beverage writer, culinary guide, educator, and award-
winning cookbook author. She is the cohost of the Gola podcast about Italian food and culture and
regularly appears as an Italy expert on CNN, the Travel Channel, and the History Channel. She has lived
in Rome since 2003, and Razza Pizza Artigianale is always her first stop when visiting her home state of
New Jersey.

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