Pizza Quest Info
Coming Attractions, Week of August 15th
Peter Reinhart

We left the Cass House Inn at the end of last week and are about to head back to San Francisco, where we'll be spending some time with super pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani. But, before we get there, we have to return one final time for a little dessert at The Taco Temple (you didn't think we were finished with that place, did you?). Owner/chef Adam Pollard bragged to us about his wife's killer carrot cake, so we're going to share a short video webisode with you on Thursday as we chomp down on a big slice of that moist, creamy, carroty wedge.

On Tuesday, in Peter's Blog, I'll begin a series of postings about a major new series that we're working on. Brad will be helping me with his behind the scenes background stories and photos (for those who are new to Pizza Quest, Brad English is one our three co-founders and he also co-produces and directs all the webisodes, as well as being a beast around the home grill and oven, which you've seen in his pictorials).

On Wednesday you'll see another example of Brad's cooking bursts as he shares with us his own original creamy gorgonzola pizza.

Finally, on Friday, well, we're still working on that so check back to see what we come up with. As you know, there's always something new here at Pizza Quest.

 
Coming Attractions, Week of Aug. 8th
Peter Reinhart

This week marks the final segment of the Cass House Inn webisode series, featuring a spectacular lamb loin, with ratatouille and raitta prepared by Chef Jensen that evokes all the flavors of the lamb pizza shown in an earlier episode. In other words, an upscale version, the papa bear, of what we experienced in its offspring downscale baby bear version in the earlier video segment. It brought our visit with Jensen and Grace Lorenzen full circle, and I'll comment more on that on Thursday when we post the webisode, so be sure to join us then.

On Tuesday I'll post another Peter's Blog, this time from Niagara Falls where, believe it or not, I made my first pilgrimage to this most spectacular natural wonder of the world. My ruminations on Tuesday....

On Wednesday we follow Brad English's natural progression from his Caprese Salad of last week to, what else, a Caprese Pizza. As always, lots of photos and instructions as only Brad can dish them. A perfect pizza for high summer enjoyment, on Wednesday!

And, another guest column on Friday from one of our growing list of, well, guest columnists.

You'll never get bored--there's always something new here at Pizza Quest.

Peter

 

 
Coming Attractions, Week of Aug. 1st
Peter Reinhart

Wow--it's August already, which is really hard to believe (other than by this relentless cross country heat wave, which confirms that it is, indeed, August). So, this week we have some fun new material to post, including a Peter's Blog on Tuesday about my trip to Philadelphia and the incredible pizza I had at Osteria. Brad English is also lending me a photo or two of his recent visit to Tony Gemignani's hot new NYC pizzeria, 900 Degrees (great name!!!), and I'll be commenting on that as well.

On Wednesday we'll be posting a new recipe by Brad, who has been in a tomato frame of mind all summer (or, as he calls them, caprese, which means he's in his deep Italian phase that we'll happily enjoy with him). So Wednesday is Caprese day.

On Thursday, we have a short webisode interlude for you as we prepare for next week's final session with Chef Jensen at The Cass House Inn. This week's little "palate cleanser" features the ladies from The Brown Butter Cookie Shop in Cayucos (you saw on quick shot of their place in last week's webisode). I loved their cookies so much that I want to give you a closer look.

And on Friday we have a new guest column from our friend Wes Bailey on his own pizza quest, the beginning of a new feature in which we'd like to invite you, our viewers and fellow questors, to share your own stories.

As you can see, even in these dog days of summer (I can't get that crazy song out of my head but, no, she's wrong, the dog days are NOT over!), there's always something new here at Pizza Quest.

Peter

 

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