Pizza Quest Info
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!!!

 

 

 
Coming Attractions
Peter Reinhart

Week Four is now in session, so here's a preview of what's coming during Week Five, beginning January 17th:

--More from Pizzeria Mozza--this time a trip to LaBrea Bakery to see where and how the Mozza dough is made. You'll love the big mixers and how this unique dough comes together. This is the third in our seven-part Pizzeria Mozza series.

--Part Two of John Arena's Guest Column on Pizza as Artistic Self Expression. He focuses on three of his favorite pizzaiolos, Chris Bianco (Phoenix), Jonathan Goldsmith (Spacca Napoli, Chicago), and Anthony Mangieri (Una Pizza Napooletana, now in SF, formerly in Greenwich Village).

--Another recipe to add add to your "fundamentals" collection.

--More from me in Peter's Blog.

--And, as always, a stream of pizza news in the News section.

Keep coming back back--there's always something new and exciting on PizzaQuest.com

 
Coming Attractions
Peter Reinhart

Happy New Year!!

This week (Jan. 3-8), we will be posting all new material and will also begin posting all items on a regular schedule.

Monday will be Coming Attractions day.

Tuesday will be Peter's Blog day.

Wednesday will be Gallery Day or New Recipe Day (we'll alternate).

Thursday will be New Video Day (this will be either a Webisode or an Instructional, on an alternating basis).

Friday will be Guest Column Day as well any other new news.

So, to get specific, this week we'll be posting some Gallery photos from our visit to Pizzeria Mozza on Wednesday, and on Thursday we will continue with the Pizzeria Mozza webisode episodes--this will be the second of seven Mozza episodes, and in this one you will meet Executive Chef and head pizzaiolo Matt Molina. who will tell us a little about life in Mozza world. On Friday, we have a guest column from Joseph Pergolizzi, the founder of The Fire Within.

Keep checking in--there's always something interesting happening on Pizza Quest!!

 

 
Coming Attractions
Peter Reinhart

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Just want to let you know we'll be back with all new videos and features on Wednesday, December 29th, featuring the first of four webisode segments about Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, a  new Instructional video filmed at Boulder's hot new restaurant, Pizzeria Basta, and a guest column by world pizza champion Tony Gemignani. Thanks for your tremendous support during our launch week, and feel free to add your comments at the various sections of the site--they've been really helpful so far.

Till then, May Your Pizzas All Be Perfect!

 

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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.

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