Pizza in New Haven is the culmination of over 140 years of Italian cultural and culinary influence in this storied Yankee industrial city.
Author Colin Caplan captures a legendary but forgotten past showcasing the toils of immigration and factory work and the bonds created through preparing family recipes.
The book opens readers' appetites to one of the earliest and most influential pizza making cities in the country and how these hardworking families built a culinary industry around their shared passion for their native comfort food.
The same coal that supplied the world with New Haven's factory fare cooked the delectable pizza that fed mill workers, produce farmers, politicians, college students and townies of every color, creed and carriage alike.
New Haven's historic pizzerias dominate the city's food landscape and attract hungry and curious visitors from around the globe looking to satisfy their quest for what is unequivocally the greatest food to ever be made.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Colin M. Caplan is a New Haven native, architectural designer, historian, author, tour operator and pizza guru. He graduated with a master’s in architecture from Tulane University and worked under a number of notable architecture firms. His food focus began when he founded Taste of New Haven culinary tours and events, and this merged with his passion for writing and telling stories. Caplan has spent countless hours researching, writing, interviewing, studying and eating his way through the epoch of pizza in New Haven.