‘The Secret Is, There’s No Secret:’ Pizza Maker Chris Bianco On His New Cookbook

By Annika Cline, Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:22pm
Updated: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:53pm

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shishito peppers with bianco cookbook
(Photo by Annika Cline - KJZZ)
Chris Bianco whipped up a plate of shishito peppers recently at his restaurant Tratto.

If you're a pizza lover in Phoenix, then you probably already know about chef Chris Bianco. He has a few restaurants in the area, and food critics have hailed his pizza as some of the best in the country.

Chris Bianco
(Photo by Annika Cline - KJZZ)
Chris Bianco at his restaurant Tratto in Phoenix.

He's finally put his years of experience in the kitchen into a cookbook called "Bianco: Pizza, Pasta, and Other Food I Like."

"This book was really one to say, how do you start the conversation?" Bianco said, adding that it's not meant to be a "CliffsNotes" of cooking. "The secret is, there's no secret."

Steve Goldstein stepped into Bianco's kitchen at Tratto in Central Phoenix for a taste test and a talk with the chef.

Chris Bianco Recipes

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