Pizza Quest Info
Coming Attractions, Week of June 13
Peter Reinhart

Lots of new things coming your way this week, including the launch of our new Cass House Inn webisode series, filmed in Cayucos, California, posting on Thursday. Prior to that we'll have a Cayucos intro and photo gallery from Brad on Wednesday, and a recipe from me on Friday for how to make pizza dough from that amazing sprouted wheat flour I've been writing about the last few weeks (info on how to order some for yourself was posted last week). And, of course, another Peter's Blog on Tuesday -- I'm still ruminating on the topic but have been thinking a lot about that hilarious John Stewart video on YouTube about the recent weird pizza quest of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. If you haven't seen it, go to YouTube and look it up ASAP -- it's gotten a lot of hits and is a riot!

Also, for those who don't know, we have our own PizzaQuest YouTube channel where all our posted videos live beside here on our site. In fact, we'd love for you to forward them to anyone who you think might be interested. Our viewership numbers keep growing, thanks to all of your word of mouth sharing. Thanks so much!

Back on Tuesday with a new Peter's Blog. Till then, may your pizzas all be perfect.....

Peter

 
Coming Attractions, Week of June 6th
Peter Reinhart

Hi Again,

It's feeling like summer, so this week we'll be taking you with us, as we resume our webisodes series, to the breezy coastal town of Cayucos, on the Central Coast of California, for a visit to the Cass House Inn, with Chef Jensen Lorenzen and his wife Grace.  Aside from their commitment to sustainable farm to table practices, they have a beautiful wood-fired oven and we decided to collaborate with him to create some impromptu pizzas, as you will see during the full run of the series, which kicks off on Thursday.

I'll back on Tuesday with a new Peter's Blog with some news about how to get your hands on some of that great sprouted wheat flour as well as some of that central Milling --00-- (Double Zero) Flour.

We'll also be posting another round of Brad's never-ending experiments in search of the perfect home baked pizza. This time, as a sneak preview of the Cass House webisode pizzas, he'll share his home made version based on Jensen's inventive Mulberry pizza. More on this on Wednesday, when it posts.

So keep checking in -- there's always something new on Pizza Quest!

Peter

 

 
Coming Attractions, Week of May 30th
Peter Reinhart

Hi Everyone,

This week we're taking a short video break as we prepare to launch a new webisode series next week filmed in California's Central Coast. However, we have a new Brad English recipe pictorial to share with you, as he shows us how he celebrated Mother's Day with his family in a Pizza Quest sort of way.  Some fun recipes and photos from our resident "If I can do it so can you" guy. This will post on Wednesday.

In fact, to make it officially Brad English week, we'll also be posting on Friday a first time Guest Column from Brad, a food memory, family friendly piece based on his recent trip to Vancouver. Suddenly, Brad has turned into Marcel Proust. Go figure.....

And I'll be back on Tuesday with another Peter's Blog about some new trends in the world of artisan foods.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day and remember all those who gave their lives so that we might have the freedom to follow our own dreams.

Peter

 
Coming Attractions, Week of May 23rd
Peter Reinhart

Hi Everyone,

Another great week coming up on PQOL (Pizza Quest Online) aka PizzaQuest.com. On Tuesday I'll be posting my weekly Peter's Blog and fill you on the latest developments with my upcoming book.

On Thursday, we'll be posting the final installment in our Gastro District series from San Francisco, where we ended up upstairs from Tartine Bakery and Eric Wolfinger made us a pizza in his apartment oven on Tartine's fabulous Country French dough.

And on Friday, we welcome back Michael Hanson, our favorite "Sacred Baker," who shares his own pizza quest in search of the perfect pie. A very interesting journey indeed....

And your comments are coming in on the various postings--we love to hear from you so keep them coming!

 

 
Coming Attractions, week of May 16th
Peter Reinhart

Welcome back! This week we will be posting Part Two of the journal of Chef Jensen Lorenzen from his trip to Terra Madre in Turin. Look for it in my Peter's Blog section on Tuesday, along with an update on my recent trip to Boulder, where we filmed some new material for our webisode and instructional sections. I'll tell you all about it on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, we'll be posting another in a series of Brad English pictorials (in-house we call these pictorials, "If Brad Can Do It So Can You"). This time, he'll be creating at home an exciting pizza he learned from Kelly Whitaker of Pizzeria Basta--it promises to be a lot of fun, as always.

On Friday we have another controversial Guest Column from our pizzaiolo "iconoclast" John Arena, once again challenging some long held, sacred truisms. This week it's all about whether the good old days of pizza were really as good as we think they were. Would love to get your thoughts on this one in the comments section.

Next week we'll head back to Tartine for Part Two of our visit there, so keep checking back because there's always something new here at Pizza Quest.

Peter

 
Coming Attractions, Week of May 9th
Peter Reinhart

Welcome back to Pizza Quest.com!  This week we will be posting a new webisode, shot at the world famous Tartine Bakery (right next door to Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco's "Gastro District"). This is the bakery that I wrote about in Artisan Breads Everyday that makes my current favorote loaf of bread in the world. Join us on Thursday when we post Part One of Tartine.

On Tuesday, I'll be sharing a blog entry from our friend Jensen Lorenzen, chef and co-owner of The Cass House Inn in Cayucos, California. Jensen and his wife Grace attended this year's Terra Madre event in Turin, Italy, and Jensen's blog about it exemplify what we're trying to promote here on PizzaQuest.com: the celebration of artisans and artisanship. You'll see what I mean when you log on and read his entry, and then follow the link to see his beautiful photos of artisan foods taken in Italy.

I'm off for parts unknown to film some new Pizza Quest footage with our producers and a few special guest. I'll tell you more when I return, so keep checking back. In the meantime, enjoy Tartine on Thursday, and Italy through the eyes of Chef Jensen on Tuesday. I'll be back soon with news about our "secret" pizza shoot....

Peter

 

 

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