Pizza for Good is an inspiring and wildly entertaining cookbook, memoir, and philanthropic guide to building local community through food. Will Pollock, the founder of the charitable artists' collaborative ARTvision and an Atlanta-based writer, has created 20 unique recipes for specialty pizzas that emphasize locally sourced ingredients and come with a buffet of helpful kitchen tips.
But Pizza for Good is also a funny, moving, and thought-provoking series of stories about Pollock's personal experience in creating a philanthropic arts organization and his community-building efforts as achieved through pizza. His aim is to not only give readers brand new ways to think about their favorite food, but to offer straightforward advice on how they can start their own "Pizza for Good" events for the causes that mean the most to them.
For over ten years, Pollock has hosted a "Gourmet Pizza Extravaganza," which started as a small gathering of hungry revelers and eventually grew into an annual tradition sparking a local movement that has raised over $40,000 to date for Positive Impact, an Atlanta-based organization helping those affected by HIV and AIDS. Pizza for Good, half the proceeds of which will go to HIV and LGBT/human rights charities, chronicles this event's progression and works as a how-to guide for eager cooks, community activists, and charitable-minded do-gooders.
Featuring an innovative level of interactivity between readers and author, Pizza for Good links directly to Pollock's blog to continue the conversation online and bring the book's message of community-building into the 21st century. Embedded video and music as well as digital resources that are just a touch away make Pizza for Good a completely one-of-a-kind reader experience that will change the way you think about America's favorite food.
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite What! Another pizza cookbook? Sure. Why not! Here's a guide to making pizza, so often the first food of choice, into a gesture of goodwill, a fundraiser, a feel good party. As author and pizza baker and pizza motivator, Will Pollock quotes from Alexis Vear: "The more senses you awaken in people, the greater success they can achieve." And we are a mathematical equation. As the author explains, we are the sum of all the people around us. Great words to live by and great words to remember, especially over a slice of gourmet pizza. Will started ARTvision in 2006 to honor his aunt, Betsy Weedon, who had just passed away. He wanted to honor her dedication to the arts and the community. Although it's exclusively an online fundraiser, the concept and the motivation all began with, as Will explains, "that pull of pizza, the promise of perfect dough, fresh toppings with some creative names ... partnered with a number of artists who also wanted to make a difference." And the pizza parties began; the creativity of pizza experiences multiplied and the donations started coming in. Pizza for Good: An Interactive Cookbook, Memoir, and DIY Guide for Building Community is more than just another pizza cookbook. There are lots of recipes, unique ideas for toppings, and sage advice for making the perfect dough. But there is also a tale, a guideline, for reaching out to others, for giving back and sharing with one's community. And there are stories. Will's a great storyteller and his life, his memoir, is wrapped up in his pizza and this pizza treatise. This is a great guide to using one of the foods people love most, pizza, for the good of others.