I read through it today. There are people who want to know where to go for pizza when they are travelling. This book tells you what pizzerias to checkout throughout the U.S., covers their background, etc. It ranges between a couple of paragraphs to a couple of pages per top notch pizzeria. Kind of like a lightweight version of Smokestack lightening that covers the legends of BBQ (which does a much better job of covering technique and deep secrets though). Couldn't find any recipes. This is more for one who wants to eat the right stuff when travelling, which the author is quite knowlegeable. Not for those who want to learn more about creating pizzas.