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Interview with Evelyn Sloman
Legends of Pizza, Volume 3: Evelyn Sloman: The Lost Interviews

Part 1 and Part 2

This interview was recorded exclusively for legendsofpizza and pizzatherapy.com

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Evelyn Sloman: Master Pizzaiolo

I'm very excited to share with you Part of Legends of Pizza Volume 3.

These interviews were conducted a while ago. I had started to edit them and was ready to release Legends of Pizza Volume 3.

I was very excited about all of the knowledge that Evelyn brought to the world of pizza.

Then disaster struck: my hard drive crashed, leaving me with nothing but digital dust of an incredible conversation with Evelyn Sloman.

Recently after spending hundreds of dollars, I was able to recover most of the files from my hard drive. Luckily, I could save parts of the original mp3's of the Evelyn Sloman interview
I was able to piece together parts of the interview and hope to release Legends of Pizza Volume 3.

I am pleased to present The Lost Interviews of Evelyn Sloman

Listen to the Evelyn Sloman Interview Part 1 Below

  • In Part 1 Evelyn gives an entire history of pizza

  • She dispels a number of myths about where pizza actually originated

  • She also discusses her book "Pizza", which is unfortunately out of print.

  • What were the early influences of pizza

  • How the development of pizza happened simultaneously in several different places.

  • What she discovered from Italian-American cooks who made different variations of pizza



Listen to the Evelyn Sloman Interview Part 2 Below

  • Evelyn discusses how pizza came to the United States
  • She explains how she gained her knowledge about how to make pizza
  •  Who the very first pizzaioli were
  • Why bread baking is closely related to pizza making
  • How U.S. pizza is different from Italian pizza
  • What is the "Lombardi Formula"
  • What did Evelyn learn from the Jerry Totonno and Jerry Lombardi
  • How the skill of pizza making "flowed out of Lombardi's and Totonno's fingers"
  • How to "listen to the dough"
  • Why the Italians give their dough a "rest"

Thank you so much Evelyn: You are a legend of Pizza!


Evelyn's latest
Cook Book


by Evelyn Sloman is out of print
 (If you can find a copy: grab it! It is a priceless book!)

The Pizza Book: Everything There is to Know About the World's Greatest Pie,
 Evelyn Sloman
[Times Books: New York] 1984


Evelyn Sloman is referenced in this New York Cookbook    


Legends of Pizza, Volume 1 and 2 e-Book from pizzatherapy.com

The Legends of Pizza e-Book.

Legends of Pizza ® Volume 1 will be unlike anything you have ever heard. You will learn, and explore hidden areas of pizza beliefs and knowledge. Never before have these Legends of Pizza® been given such a forum. You will be inspired. You will smile. You will gain pizza power. You will be engaged. You will discover things about pizza you never knew or imagined.

Read The Legends of Pizza e-Book.
(Contains transcripts of all interviews from Volume 1 and 2)




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