As a recently misplaced Chicagoan, pizza has always been a main staple in my family and I must say that this book falls VERY short of the mark when compared to Mr. Bruno's other book on pizza: The Great Chicago-Style Pizza Cookbook. It is a nice addition for those who enjoy collecting cookbooks and does have a few good pointers, but if a person wishes to make REAL pizza, he/she should get the other book and follow Mr. Bruno's recipes and suggestions to the letter at first. I also think Mr. Bruno could have been more honest in the appendix about pizza places in Chicago. His list is old and needs to be updated; a person following his recommendations would be disappointed in their Chicago pizza experience. O'Fame and Gino's East are GREAT, but he knows as well as anyone that NOBODY from Chicago who isn't driving his parent's car has gone to Uno's since the Carter administration. Uno's and Due's have become the Chi-Chi's of pizzas. The other places he lists are OK at best. There are some fantastic pizza parlors around the area that he undoubtedly knows about and should mentioned. But then again, maybe he's like me and doesn't include his favorite place so it remains a quiet, neighborhood joint where only the most initiated pizza-hunter ventures.