Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five minutes a Day- Cookbook Video Promo

Pizza is one of those foods that makes all adults and kids happy. But homemade pizza is one that can not only warm the home, but get everyone excited to start creating custom “pies”.

Last month we traveled to Minneapolis to shoot the promo video for Jeff Hertberg and Zoe Francois’s new book, Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five minutes a Day. Both Jeff and Zoe have best selling books out already that you might already have. If you don’t already have these books, then they are a must on your bookshelf. Their creation of their no-knead dough has everyone making fresh bread so quickly and easily. When one thought that making fresh bread took a life time and a Ph.D degree, Jeff and Zoe proved them wrong and made fresh break making accessible, fun and successful.

Now their new book tackled homemade and handmade pizza in the same time it would take you to pick up the phone and call out for pizza delivery. Making homemade pizza is so easy and most importantly, fun. They have a wonderful recipe for quick and crusty pizza dough, along with a plethora of different pizza topping ideas. The selection of pizza recipes that they have in the book left us hungry even after eating 2 pizza’s each.

We set up the scene as a fun pizza party. Zoe and Jeff invited their friends and food bloggers: Stephanie Meyer, Laurie Jesch-Kulseth , Shaina & Ole Olmanson Michelle Gayer. Within a matter of minutes, we had Zoe’s beautiful, clean kitchen filled to the brim with fresh toppings, pizza dough and tons of flour on the floor. No pizza party is complete without flour dustings on the counter.

So hope you enjoy the video and join in on the Twitter pizza party. On November 15, make your pizza from the book, post it, and twitter it out to Zoe and Jeff at @ArtisanBreadin5 with the hashtag #PizzaPartyin5.


diane and todd

Video for #PizzaPartyin5 . You can also read the write up on Jeff & Zoe’s website :

Some scenes from our #PizzaPartyin5 Video Shoot:

Zoe & Jeff prepared an endless array of pizza toppings

above: Moroccan flatbread with preserved lemons, cured olives, homemade harissa

custom creations made by pizza party goers: homemade pesto, ham, roasted peppers, feta cheese

Steph from Fresh Tart makes a gluten free pizza

simple yet satisfying pizza with fresh tomatoes, sauce & blue cheese

mozzarella, pimento & black olive pizza

hot, homemade sausage & thyme pizza from the oven


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    Love, love, love this! I usually make homemade pizza once a week with dough purchased from a local pizzeria. However, I am pretty sure having a big ol’ bucket of dough in my fridge would be cheaper and more convenient. The video is great and that shot of all of the toppings – amazing!

    Is that a special kind of cheese on the Moroccan pizza? Or just mozzarella?

  2. Amanda

    I love the video, Todd and Diane! You captured Zoe and Jeff’s passion so well. Their first two books are wonderful and their recipes have become a staple in my home. Fresh bread, and pizza, are some of life’s simplest delights. I’ll definitely be buying their new book.

  3. Kimberly

    I made my first pizza the other week, and it was delicious. It was a bit challenging to form the dough, though. I can’t wait to try the recipes in this book. Oh, and it goes without saying that your videos and photos are awe inspiring!

  4. Snippets of Thyme

    How fun. The pizzas look so delicious! I love the photo of the sausage and thyme pizza…

  5. Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It

    Love this post! Your pictures and video are fabulous! Such a fun day — hope we can do it again. Take care, you two. 🙂

  6. Broderick

    You two truly have a gift. I can’t wait to grab a copy of the book!

  7. Christina

    I LOVE their books! I one and made a few different types of bread from it and love it. It’s so easy. I’ve been making fresh pizza dough ever since. I even make double batches and freeze some so I have it on the go 🙂

    And of course, amazing photo’s as usual.

  8. Bunkycooks

    Love the video and the great ideas for pizza toppings. There is only one place in Atlanta where we will eat pizza. Otherwise, we make it ourselves at home. Can’t wait to try some of these great flavor variations! 🙂


    i might just have to copy you and do my own pizza party! that looks like way too much fun to be left out of. xx

  10. Vicki Bensinger

    Wow I teach pizza making classes all the time but have never done this one bucket 5 minute method. I love this idea and plan to order their book right away so that I can share with my students another option for making pizza dough.

    Great video. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Jeff Hertzberg

    OK, this is my testimonial: Diane and Todd are visual geniuses, terrific storytellers, and are absolutely delightful people to work with– just look at this video they shot for us! I love it– what more can you say?

    It wasn’t really work shooting this video, it was a party (even if we hadn’t been depicting a party!)—one of the most fun days I’ve ever had at “work.” I can’t thank you guys enough for making this video so successful, and I hope someday, somehow, we’ll have an excuse to do this again.

    Jeff Hertzberg
    Co-author, Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day

  12. michelle

    I used to have this total obsession with frozen pizzas. Total mindless guilty pleasure. Then I finally came across a dough recipe that reequired a tops of five minutes to put together. I posted it on my fridge and from that day on we make one batch of dough and eat pizza two times a week. It takes about the same amount of time to put some toppings on a crust as it does to wax on about how guilty I feel eating frozen crappy pizza.

  13. RWCFoodie

    Love – Love – Love this! I wish you were our neighbors… Intend to get the book and give it a try. My doctor would not be happy 🙂

  14. kankana

    That’s a party I want to have at home. Great idea 🙂

  15. TheFromagette

    Gor-geous! Makes me want a pizza oven in my backyard….

  16. Patty


    I’m loving these pizzas, this post, and this website! Can’t wait to try some!

  17. Bev Weidner

    And now I need a bite of every single one of these pizzas. Or else.

  18. Susan in the Boonies

    I have the bucket and a baking stone: I think the only thing I lack is a pizza peel.

  19. Angie @ Bigbearswife

    I love homemade pizza. It is so much better and more personal that store bought or delivery. Loved the video!

  20. Stefania

    Wow…che meraviglia, ciao

  21. LiztheChef

    Killer pizzas…

  22. SoupAddict

    Fantastic party idea (I adore the shot with all fixin’s covering the table)! In warm weather, this is also a great thing to do on the grill (helps to have a couple of grills, though), with plenty of cocktails and beer on ice.

  23. JulieD

    So gorgeous…first, I can feel the love! I love the video and the concept of the book. Thank you so much for sharing this book, it’s going on my Amazon wish list. 🙂

  24. Natashia@foodonpaper

    Yum!! What a great idea.. that is definitely a must for my friends and I.

  25. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    That looks like an awesome party. And what gorgeous pizzas!

    Thanks for sharing the fun video 🙂

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