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Articles by Colin M. Caplan

World’s Largest Pizzeria Proposed Inside TunnelWorld’s Largest Pizzeria Proposed Inside New England’s Only Tunnel

“A groundbreaking proposal to convert the entire West Rock Tunnel along Connecticut’s Wilbur Cross Parkway in New Haven into the world’s largest pizzeria is steaming its way into a huge traffic jam”

The United States of Apizza

“Over the years New Haven style pizzerias have been opening up in all corners of the country, mostly started by former employees, family members or inspired by some of the original gangster pizzerias”

Apizza Or Not To Apizza

“The continuing use of the word apizza in the New Haven area and its culinary embassies around the country provides a lineage of language, food, culture and tradition.”

Christmas in new haven

“The ideals of these original civic-minded city leaders for an inclusive community celebration bringing light and warmth to the neediest is a tradition that helps renew bonds and begin new ones for New Haveners for years to follow.”

Jerry Thomas, father of American MixologyJerry Thomas making a Blue Blazer in 1862

““The Lord smiled benevolently upon the city of New Haven, Connecticut,” were the first words in Herbert Asbury’s introduction to the 1927 reprint of Jerry Thomas’ own, The Bon Vivant’s Companion or How To Mix Drinks.”

Pizza in New Haven

Purchase Pizza in New Haven by Colin M. Caplan and reserve a signed copy of one the most in-depth histories on pizza in America. Shipping is included and all books shall be signed by the author. Orders will be delivered within 2 days of purchase.







-Featured in the January 2019 edition of Connecticut Magazine

-Check out author Colin M. Caplan interviewed by Ann Nyberg on WTNH 8

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Pizza in New Haven is the culmination of over 140 years of Italian cultural and culinary influence in this storied Yankee industrial city. 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.

Pizza, a love story

Add more stories of New Haven pizza to your life with the original documentary, Pizza, a love story, about how pizza wasn’t invented in New Haven, it was perfected there! Director Gorman Bechard and co-producers Dean Falcone and Colin M. Caplan bring to life the history, love and legacy of Sally’s Apizza, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana & Modern Apizza in an entertaining, funny and serious look at our favorite food.