Pizza Quest Info
Coming Attractions, Week of Feb. 28th
Peter Reinhart

This week we return to Pizzeria Mozza for the first of the final two Mozza webisode segments, this one featuring a round table discussion held at Osteria Mozza (next door to Pizzeria Mozza) with food writer's Russ Parsons and Kristine Kidd, as well as Nancy Silverton and me. Of course, the real stars are the pizzas, but it sure was fun making pizza talk with some serious, well respected fellow pizza freaks. This webisode will post on Thursday,

We will also have all the usual weekly features: Peter's Blog on Tuesday, a new recipe on Wednesday (my favorite Caesar salad dressing; if there's anything I like as much as pizza it's Caesar salad), the Mozza webisode on Thursday, and a new Guest Column on Friday, this one again from John Arena as he reflects on the history of the classic Margherita pizza (like the one Brad had last night at the fabulous Motorino in New York City--can't wait to see his photos and hear about his experience in a future posting).

Keep coming back, and bring your friends--our viewership is growing at a steady clip!

 
Coming Attractions, Week of February 21st
Peter Reinhart

Hi Everyone,

This week we will be posting a new instructional video from Kelly Whitaker of Pizzeria Basta. His previous video, showcasing a wonderful burrata cheese appetizer, was such a hit we've decided to bring him back for an encore. This video will post on Thursday (and, if you missed it, you can see his previous video on the Instructionals page in the archives).

On Wednesday, I'll be posting one of my favorite recipes from, American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza. It's called Focaccia col Formaggio di Recco (ie: cheese focaccia from the town of Recco, Italy, near Genoa). It's unlike any other focaccia I've ever had and is absolutely fabulous--one of the tastiest treats we discovered --maybe THE tastiest treat-- on our journey through Italy!!

On Friday, we have a new Guest Column from John Arena, of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas. He is fast becoming one of our favorite and most popular columnists, and this week he tackles the Industrial Revolution and why the old adage, Practice Makes Perfect, may not always be true.

Tuesday is always Peter's Blog day, so look for a new posting from me on whatever is burning in my belly.

And don't forget, we love your comments, so feel free to post them at the bottom of any articles or videos that touch a nerve.

 
Coming Attractions, week of February 14th
Peter Reinhart

This week we return to Pizzeria Mozza, where we spend some time with founding visionary, Nancy Silverton. After all the videos we've already shown, from the LaBrea Bakery where the dough is made, to Executive Pizzaiolo Matt Molina, who oversees daily production, it's time to hear from Nancy herself, about how she conceived of her unique dough, her topping ideas, and the inspiration that drives her creative process. This webisode will post on Thursday.

On Wednesday, we'll post a pictorial instructional of Brad English's adventure making an herb oil pizza with variations. The recipe for the herb oil is already posted, so here's a chance to see it applied to wonderfully easy to make pizza.

On Friday, Davidson College student Jenn Burns shares her adventures and life lessons learned in coffee land, picking organic beans in treacherous conditions. If you haven't yet read Part One of her guest column, it's already posted, so be sure to read it before you read Part Two.

And, of course, I'll be blogging again on Tuesday, as always, with whatever is burning in my belly this week. All this, plus your own comments, as we continue together on our "journey of self-discovery though pizza."

 

 
Coming Attractions, Week of February 7th
Peter Reinhart

During the week of February 7th, look for the following new posts:
--A new Instructional Video, filmed at The Fire Within Conference in Boulder. This one features a change of pace: a S'mores Pizza (yes, you read that correctly); a whimsical take on everyone's favorite camp fire treat. You'll love this one, which will post on Thursday!

--A new Peter's Blog, as always, posting on Tuesday.

--An herb oil recipe from Peter to use for focaccia or for marinating topping ingredients or even for just as a bread dip, posting Wednesday.

--The first of a two part Guest Column from Jenn Burns, who recently returned from Costa Rico where she worked on an organic coffee farm, picking beans (actually called coffee cherries) on dangerously steep vertical inclines, and learning some important life lessons. This will post on Friday.

Keep coming back and posting your own comments--there's always something new on Pizza Quest!

 
Coming Attractions - Week of January 31st
Peter Reinhart

During the week of January 31st, look for the following new postings:

--On Thursday we'll return to Pizzeria Mozza for another Webisode segment to see how that wonderful LaBrea Bakery dough gets transformed into gorgeous pizzas by Pizzaiolo Matt Molina, under the guidance of Nancy Silverton.

--On Peter's Blog, posting on Tuesday, some news about the growing number of wood-fired caterers and how you can track them down for your own events.

--On Friday, a Guest Column from Michael Hanson, an artisan baker from the United Kingdom, who ponders the meaning of it all.

--A new pictorial from Brad English on making freshly pulled mozzarella balls at home, posting Wednesday.

--A new recipe from Peter on making herb oil for toppings.

--And, of course, your Comments and discussion.

Don't forget to check the individual pages for previously posted features. We're building up a nice collection of Guest Columns, pictorials in the Gallery, Instructional Videos, Recipes, and Webisodes. You can catch up in minutes!!!

 

 

 

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