Dominick Bosco of Chester calls it "Pizza Dreams, The Cure For the Common Pizza." It is a video cookbook that offers not only ingredients and cooking instructions but also guides users through all steps of creating 22 imaginative pies.
Andrea Bednarz, who owns Brown Eyed Girl Salon in Chester, narrates the program, instilling in viewers the Pizza Dreams mantra: "Don t worry if it s right. Just worry if it s delicious."
This is not Bosco s first pizza adventure. He also is the author of a book on imaginative pies, "The Joy of Grill Pizza." (Pizza Dreams features pizza made not only on the grill but also in the oven.)
He says his book paved the way to the iPad app, and the iPad itself has leveled the playing field when it comes to the creation of original programming.
It took some two years from start to finish to make Pizza Dreams and Bosco said that the filming and editing process was the easy part. What was more difficult was finding a computer coder to translate all of the work to the required computer language.
He had several false starts before he found a person who could do the job as he wanted it done. Then Bosco had to submit the finished product to Apple for its approval before it would agree to carry the app in the iPad Store.
Overall, Bosco estimates that he has spent some $18,000 of his own money making Pizza Dreams. Apple is selling the app for $1.99, much less, he said, than similar cooking programs.