Pizza Quest Info
Coming Attractions, Week of March 21st
Peter Reinhart

Next week we will begin to move up the coast, leaving Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles for the San Francisco foodie district known as "The Gastro."  There, we'll focus in on the fabulous Pizzeria Delfina, owned by James Beard Award winning chef, Craig Stoll and his head pizzaiolo, Anthony Strong, as well as a few other food lovers' surprises all found within one block of each other. The first segment in this new webisode series will post on Thursday, March 31st.

This week, however, we want to take a little break from the video webisodes and reflect back on the past two months and give all our new viewers and members a chance to catch up with the journey. So, on Tuesday I'll be posting some reflections on Peter's Blog.

Of course, we'll also post a new recipe on Wednesday, and a new Guest Column from our friend Joseph Pergolizzi, founder of the mobile wood fired oven company, The Fire Within, on Friday.

As always, the journey keeps unfolding....


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Peter Reinhart

Hi Everyone,

My Yahoo e-mail was hacked last night with that scam about being robbed in London and needing cash. I'm using this site now to try to reach as many of you as possible who may have gotten this phony scam with my address. Please DO NOT respond to it--it hijacked my whole e-history and I can't even use my yahoo e-mail to warn folks, so I'm doing it this way and through my other social media. Thanks for your understanding and patience.



Coming Attractions, Week of March 18
Peter Reinhart

Hi Everyone,

Looks like things are heating up as we enter March Madness! Jamie Oliver commented on Tom Carrig's Guest Column and our video webisode archive is growing by leaps and bounds. Here's what's coming this week:

--On Tuesday, I'll be posting on Peter's Blog about some interesting up coming events.

--On Wednesday, we'll post a wonderful new recipe for pickled hot peppers that you can easily make at home. Brad English swears that these peppers have changed his life!

--On Thursday, we complete the Pizzeria Mozza webisode series with a final gathering around a pizza-full table with Nancy Silverton, Russ Parsons, and Kristine Kidd. We've spent the past two months sharing the world of Pizzeria Mozza with you before we move on to visit other great pizzerias, but our Quest began there -- what a great place to start our journey -- so we've devoted a lot of segments to Mozza. You've come with us this far, so don't miss our final installment.

--On Friday we'll feature a report on last week's giant Pizza Expo in Las Vegas from regular contributor, John Arena, along with some photos from this, the largest gathering of pizza freaks in the United States.

As we often say, there's always something new on Pizza Quest -- thanks for coming on the journey with us!

Coming Attractions, Week of March 7th
Peter Reinhart

This week we return to Pizzeria Basta in Boulder, CO, for another Kelly Whitaker pizza demo. This time, Kelly shows us his personal favorite, a simple and delicious Marinara pizza, with a few special Kelly touches. This video will post on Thursday.

I'll be back on Tuesday for a new Peter's Blog, with some comments on the growing gluten free trend.

Along the same lines, new Guest Columnist Tom Carrig will address the notion that eating pizza could be healthy for us. How and why--we'll find out on Friday.

And on Wednesday I'll post a new recipe, this one is an olive and peppadew pepper tapinade--great for topping a pizza or just eating with crackers!

Keep coming back--there's always something new on Pizza Quest.

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.




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