Ellen Minsavage

Pizza Valley


Tucked away in Northeastern Pennsylvania lies the Wyoming Valley, an area rich with history and an unexpected trove of terrific pizza. Though it’s quietly gaining notoriety online, those who are in the know about this humble pizza haven are typically natives of the area. For those who grew up here, the distinct styles of pizza are incomparable. For those who’ve moved away, the flavors are deeply missed.

Pizza Valley explores how a culture created by family and community makes the pizza of the Wyoming Valley so special. New generations continue to make their family’s original recipes. Loyalty to a pizza shop is steadfast. Interviews, anecdotes, oral histories and more are combined into a portrait of the people and traditions that make the people and food of this corner of Pennsylvania so unique.

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