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This Week on Pizza Quest
Peter Reinhart

Usually, I post a new Peter's Blog on Tuesdays but this week we received such a great Guest Column from our friend and frequent contributor, John Arena, that I wanted to post it ASAP, so I'm switching places with him (see below) and I'll be back at the end of the week with my regular Peter's Blog. In addition, Brad is currently in NYC on a filming project and is going to try to retrace some of the suggestions that you'll read about in John's Guest Column. Hopefully, when he gets back home (he lives in Southern California), he'll fill us in about how it went and who he met on his mini-quest, and share his adventure.

I've been asked when we'll be posting new videos and all I can say is that we're working on it. It's more a technical challenge, getting the many hours of footage organized and edited. Sorry that it's taking so long but eventually well get it posted for you. In the meantime, we'll keep things rolling with our ongoing features and commentary, so keep checking back. As you know, there's always something new on Pizza Quest.

 

 
This Week on Pizza Quest
Peter Reinhart

We're taking a Thanksgiving break this week, questing for the perfect turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.  I will, however, be doing some test baking this week with sprouted wheat flour crusts for the new pizza cafe project we're opening here in Charlotte soon, so it won't be a totally pizza free week. More on that in upcoming weeks.

Meanwhile, this would be a great time for newcomers to the site to look back over the great archive of webisodes, guest columns, recipes, and instructional videos in each of the sections.  We'll be back with all new content next week as we approach (hard to believe) our first anniversary next month. We're still editing all the footage we've been teasing you with these past few months -- the pizza-beer challenge (Birra Basta), the tomato harvest, Peppe Miele at Antica Pizzeria, and much more.  Lots to come but, for now, all of us at Pizza Quest wish you a joyous Thanksgiving and we give you our heartfelt thanks for joining us on the quest. May your pizzas (and turkeys) all be perfect!

 
Coming Attractions, Week of October 17th
Peter Reinhart

Things get back to normal this week now that we've reported on our whirlwind trip to Denver and are settling back in. Our usual schedule is:

Tuesday: Peter's Blog

Wednesday: Instructional or Recipes

Thursday: Webisode or other videos

Friday: Guest Column

We don't always have something every week for each of these sections, and we're putting together our content now for this week, so keep checking back to see what's new (as we so often say, there's always something new on Pizza Quest). I'll be back on Tuesday with a new Peter's Blog and will fill in the rest of the Coming Attractions then. See you Tuesday!!

 
Recap of Denver coming Tuesday
Peter Reinhart

Hi Everyone,

Just got back from Denver, where we did, indeed, film the "Big Reveal" with Kelly Whitaker and Alan Henken (Pizzeria Basta), and Patrick Rue (The Bruery). It was a smashing success (yes, pun intended)!

If you are just joining us for the first time, read about everything leading up to the climactic event in my previous Peter's Blogs of the past few weeks.  I know I promised to blog live from the event and I did try, but for some reason my IPad wouldn't let me add copy to our site, so I had to wait till I got to my home computer (it might have been more me and my lack of skills than the IPad -- not sure).  So, now that I'm home and have a chance to do it right, I've started writing up our adventure and will begin posting on Tuesday, Oct. 4th as my regular Peter's Blog. We'll be focusing on the Denver recap all week long. Next week we'll return to the Tony Gemignani webisode series and our usual array of never ending posts, recipes, and guest columns.

So, more on our Quest to Denver, which included some unexpected and delightful bonus adventures, beginning on Tuesday and continuing throughout the week....

 

 
Coming Attractions, Week of Sept. 26th
Peter Reinhart

This is going to be a wild week for us, as we head to Denver on Friday to film the final stage of the great Pizza/Beer Challenge. I'll try to blog from there on Saturday, after the event (see the recent Peter's Blog for details on where and when we'll be filming, baking, and drinking the first Birra Basta).

So, no promises, but our plan is a new Peter's Blog on Tuesday, a recipe pictorial on Wed., a new Tony Gemignani video on Thursday, and a Guest Column from our friend Michael Hanson, the "Sacred Baker," on Friday (Michael's columns always generate lots of interest -- he's onto something that touches a nerve, or perhaps it's our souls).

In other words, unless the week's adventures make us crazy, we have a full week of new content ready to share with you. So do keep checking back and we'll keep bringing you new adventures in search of the perfect pizza. Even when we're on the road, there's always something new here at Pizza Quest....

 
Coming Attractions, Week of Sept. 19th
Peter Reinhart

This week we're taking a break from the Tony G. webisode series but will be posting some other interesting and cool stuff for you before we return to him the following week:

On Tuesday, as usual, Peter's Blog will be back with more on the upcoming Pizza/Beer Challenge in Denver.

On Wednesday, another recipe from Brad, our intrepid home cook, eternally in search of the perfect home pizza.

On Thursday, I'll be posting the recipe for the dough we're using in the challenge, and we hope you'll make it as well.

On Friday, a new Guest Column.

We're gearing up for Denver so are scrambling to get all the logistics in place, but we'll keep putting up new content as often as we can, so keep checking back. There's always something new on Pizza Quest.

 

 

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