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Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart

Big Expo Coming Up and You’re Invited (And Other News too)!

Hi Again, We’re starting to get things rolling here, with plans to post a whole new series of video webisodes, beginning Sept. 1st (the first series featuring an interview with Peppe Miele, the king of the VPN — Vera Pizza Napoletana), and regular posts from me, Brad, and our guest columnists. In the meantime, here’s a link to a fun and inspirational interview with Noel Brohner, a self-taught, one-time home…Read More…

My Margherita Pizzas that don’t exist…

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 Recipes | Written Recipes

There’s an old joke about timing.  “What’s the secret of telling a good joke?  TIMING!”  Of course, “timing” has to be said loudly and right over the end of the question.  Teach a little kid that joke and you’ll have a comedian on your hands.  Here’s a wonderful rendition of the joke I found on the internet: -Insert Video- Ok, so that’s pretty funny, right?  You can’t help but smile…Read More…

Do You Agree with This List of Top 101 Pizzas?

I just received this article from Bake Magazine, based on a post from The Daily Meal newsletter, listing their top 101 pizzas in the USA.  As I read through it I was pleased to see how many of these pizzas I have personally tasted (about half — wow, I forgot how much pizza I’ve had over the years and how many places I’ve visited) and also thought of a few…Read More…

Hey, I Got a Wikipedia Page

I’m back!  We’ve been getting up to speed on this new Pizza Quest platform, learning how to navigate it and post new articles, videos, photos and such. So, little by little, we’re getting there and should soon be posting on a more regular basis. In the meantime, I just wanted to let you know that Wikipedia just posted an article/biography about me, so check it out.  I know that there…Read More…

Wood Fired Roasted Spicy Seafood Pizza

I have not always been a seafood lover. As a kid, back in the day, we loved shrimp of course. It seems most people do –  even non-seafood fans will eat some shrimp. We also grew up on fish sticks! I haven’t seen a fish stick in a long long time. I guess I graduated to loving a good fried cod as Fish and Chips. I won’t get off track…Read More…

Welcome to the “New” PizzaQuest

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 23 July 2015 Peter's Blog

Hi everyone. I’ve been promising that a new PizzaQuest platform is coming and now, here at last, we’ve launched, thanks to all our friends and partners at Forno Bravo (check out their new site as well at ). We’re still tweaking things and I’m headed out for some travels, including the wonderful Kneading Conference in Skowhegan Maine (where this year I am the Keynote Speaker, check out for…Read More…

Upcoming Classes

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Still a few seats left for this Saturday’s class, “The Bread Revolution,” on unique breads made with sprouted flour, at Southern Season Cooking School in Richmond, VA (June 20th — their website says Friday the 19th but that is incorrect).  Also, the same class will be offered in their cooking school in Charleston, SC on Saturday, June 27th.  To register, go to and navigate to the appropriate…Read More…

I’m in a Vera Pizza Napoletana Kind of Mood

I don’t think I need to explain what the Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) certification is in detail, but to anyone who’s just wandered by our site, who may not know, the VPN was established as a denomination of control (DOC) by the Italian government to designate and identify pizzerias who meet and follow strict requirements that respect the traditions and art of true Neapolitan Pizza making. What the VPN does…Read More…

Peter on the Road

Hi Everyone, We’re getting closer and closer to relaunching the site with more videos and recipes, but are still in the final tweak stage. In the meantime, I just want to keep you updated on developments as they come up. I’m getting ready to go out on the road again during June to teach and would love to have you attend if I’m in your area. I’ll be doing a…Read More…

Good News!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for continuing to log in during this time of transition for us. Here are a few pieces of good news: –The new web platform is now under construction and we should have it up and running soon. Our partners at Forno Bravo are working really hard to make this happen, so thank you to everyone there. In the meantime, we’ll keep posting as we…Read More…

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Vision Statement

Pizza Quest is a site dedicated to the exploration of artisanship in all forms, wherever we find it, but especially through the literal and metaphorical image of pizza. As we share our own quest for the perfect pizza we invite all of you to join us and share your journeys too. We have discovered that you never know what engaging roads and side paths will reveal themselves on this quest, but we do know that there are many kindred spirits out there, passionate artisans, doing all sorts of amazing things. These are the stories we want to discover, and we invite you to jump on the proverbial bus and join us on this, our never ending pizza quest.

Peter’s Books

American Pie
Artisan Breads Every Day
The Bread Bakers Apprentice
Brother Junipers Bread Book
Crust and Crumb
Whole Grain Breads

...and other books by Peter Reinhart, available on