At Pizzeria da Gloria in The Hill neighborhood, passionate pizza chef Joe Kurowski cooks up wood-fired, American-style pies with Italian sensibilities that showcase the breadth of his experiences. The seasoned chef developed his affinity for the craft during a transformative family trip to Italy. After attending a pizza masterclass in Rome with pizza expert Gabriele Bonci, he continued to hone the craft while working at institutions including Fornino in New York City's Brooklyn, Pizzeria dal Presidente in Naples, Italy and Marta in NYC's Manhattan. Here, Kurowski shares three influential cookbooks from his culinary journey that will help home chefs fall in love with pizza-making, too.
Joe Kurowski's favorite pizza cookbooks
"The Joy of Pizza" by Dan Richer with Katie Parla (2021)
"Pizza Czar" by Anthony Falco (2021)
"Pizza" by Gabriele Bonci with Elisia Menduni (2013)
Pizzeria da Gloria, 2024 Marconi Ave., The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-833-3734, pizzeriadagloria.com