James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz known for defining what fresh, local food means in Miami now shares the building blocks to making unforgettable pizza at home!
The wood oven has always been a focal point of the open kitchen at Michael’s Genuine, and it’s no surprise pizza has found a special place in our hearth getting cozy with whole fish and fresh vegetables. Michael’s love for a genuine pie spawned a bunch of warm and welcoming joints where it’s the star, too — Harry’s Pizzeria. Now, the home cook can make and eat better pizza at home, getting comfortable creating balanced, delicious meals centered around everyone’s favorite food.
Genuine Pizza is my approach as an American chef who puts quality and simplicity first. Pizza has always been an important part of all my restaurants. It’s an opportunity for expression and I want the home cook to feel like they now have a great resource that they can turn to and enjoy using.— Michael Schwartz
Come pizza party at home or on the road with us. The GENUINE PIZZA: BETTER PIZZA AT HOME book tour is on! Events and stops along the way will update here with tickets released on a rolling basis, with the MGFD launch party live now!
MAY | Miami
TUESDAY, MAY 14 – Genuine Pizza Garden Party at Michael’s Genuine Miami 📸 It’s release day, and we’re bringing it home to HQ! Join us as the book takes over the restaurant both inside and out on the patio for a stationed event. There will be plenty of pizza and awesome things to go with it, with a menu pulled from the pages. Each ticket is $100 and includes a signed copy to take home, tax and gratuity and a pizza party with assorted passed snacks, 6 pizzas, a selection of composed salads, cocktails, wine and beer all night long!
TUESDAY, MAY 14 – 21 – Genuine Pizza Week at Michael’s Genuine Stop in for lunch and dinner to enjoy pizza specials all week long pulled straight from the book. Each day a different combination of veggie and meat pies await the cheese-pulling!
TUESDAY, MAY 21 – Harry’s Pizzeria in Coconut Grove With our neighbors at Books & Books, enjoy a special menu from the pages of the cookbook a la carte all day long. Signed books available for sale on-site!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 – Pizza-Making Class at Genuine Pizza Aventura 🎟
JUNE | Cooking School in Miami
Michael Schwartz Catering’s Summer Cooking School is back and it’s cookbook time after hours at Ella Pop Café! Hosted and taught by Chef, 3 events each celebrate everyone’s favorite food with hands-on pizza-making instruction, dinner, drinks & a signed cookbook to take home.
Wed, August 21 7-10PM 🎟
JULY | Midwest
Cleveland, OH — Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Chicago, IL — Pacific Standard Time
AUGUST | West Coast
LA — Now Serving
San Francisco — Cockscomb
Norwich, Vermont — King Arthur Flour Baking School Class
WATCH & LEARN
Dial into the Pizza Matrix! Check in here as we introduce you to 5 of our favorite pizza recipes from the book, a cross section chosen because each pie checks a winning flavor combination box in Chef’s roadmap to GENUINE PIZZA topping perfection. Up first, our cover girl: Stracciatella!
Grab a slice of Chef Michael Schwartz’s new cookbook before it hits shelves May 14. Click here to purchase on Amazon and be among the first to receive it!
MEET THE TEAM
We had the BEST time making this book with the BEST people. From our publishing squad at Abrams Books to our crack photoshoot and culinary team on the ground with writing whiz Olga Massov keeping us in line and on-point, meet the team and forgive their lack pizza self control. As it should be! Ogle some behind the scenes images on Instagram from our shoot last spring and get a flavor for how we would cook the book as we release recommended menus compiled from its pages!
This book tour (and book!) wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of folks we love working with. To name a few: Niman Ranch, Lynx Grills, and Belgioiso Cheese. They’ve got giveaways and more coming your way. Stay tuned!