December 10, 2014 1 min to read

The Art of the Pizza Box from Scott Wiener, Scott’s Pizza Tours

Category : History of Pizza, legends of pizza, Legends of Pizza Scoops, New York Pizza, Pizza Books, Pizza Tours, Uncategorized
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Scott Wiener of Scott’s Pizza Tours is not only all about showing pizza fans, the best New York Pizza (yes there are a lot of them!), but he also has a very unique hobby. He collects pizza boxes. Unusual pizza boxes. Pizza Boxes that are works of art.¬†Scott was recently honored by The Guinness Book of World Records as having the largest Pizza box Collections in the world!

Mark Bello, Pizza A Casa and Scott Wiener, Scott's Pizza Tours
Mark Bello, Pizza A Casa and Scott Wiener, Scott’s Pizza Tours at Pizz Expo

I have personally taken his pizza tour and I was totally blown away by his knowledge and enthusiasm for all things pizza. He showed us the exact spot where Genaro Lombardi opned the first pizzeria in the United States. He had us sample some freshly made mozzarella at a hidden gem of a place in New York’s Little Italy. Then he took us to the current location of Lombardi’s to sample some amazing pizza cooked in a coal fired oven. The tour was informative, educational and tons of fun! The guy loves his job. He loves sharing his pizza knowledge.

You learn about pizza by just being on the street with him. He oozes pizza passion. He has traveled the world sampling the pizza and sharing his journey. He is a walking encyclopedia about pizza. And on top of everything else, Scott is a great person. He is a fun loving pizza advocate. He is someone I really enjoy hanging out with.

Scott talks about his latest book: The Art of the Pizza Box. Scott runs pizza tours in New York city and has an obsession with pizza. He loves all things pizza and is a true pizza activist!

You can see more of Scott at this You Tube Video.

Mark Bello, Scott Wiener and Albert Grande  Pizza Expo
Mark Bello, Scott Wiener and Albert Grande at Pizza Expo

You can check out Scott’s book, here: Viva la Pizza!: The Art of the Pizza Box

 

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    Vince Giacalone January 12, 2015

    I never thought I'd live to see the day when someone could be called "a pizza activist", but now that I have I'm just jealous I didn't get to be one first! I've always loved the little drawings on pizza boxes, and I'm going to have to check this book out!

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    pizzatherapy January 17, 2015

    The book is certainly amazing. Who knew that pizza boxes are works of art. Scott is not only a historian of pizza but also a wonderful person! If you ever get to New york, check out Scott's Pizza Tours. Simply outstanding!