Pizza Quest Info
Coming Attractions, Week of July 4th
Peter Reinhart

Happy Independence Day week!!!  I hope some of you are making grilled pizzas this year -- let us know if you do.

This week, on Thursday, we'll be posting the next in our webisode series filmed in Cayucos, California.  Chef Jensen Lorenzen and his wife Grace, owners of the Cass House Inn, took me to the nearby Ruddell's Smokehouse, where we had a great visit with Jim Ruddell and learned some of his secrets for smoking albacore and other fish, some of which will show up on top of a pizza in next week's segment.

On Tuesday, I'll be back with another Peter's Blog, pondering the virtues of the many varieties of flour now available to home and professional pizzaiolo's. It's a golden age for pizza freaks, for sure!

In the coming weeks we'll be exploring sourdough pizza, as well as more on fish tacos and the beer/pizza connection. Keep coming back since there's always something new here at Pizza Quest!

 
Coming Attractions, Week of June 27th
Peter Reinhart

Welcome back!

This week we're featuring a tasty new photo recipe from Brad English on Quesadillas (the great Tex-Mex "pizza"). We'll post that on Wednesday.  Also, a new instructional video featuring Joe D'Astice on Thursday using mozzarella curd to make a killer pizza. And I'll be back with another Peter's Blog, commenting further on the notion of "liquid bread."  Next week we'll resume our Cass House Inn webisode series.

Still working on getting that new Guest Column up for you. If so, we'll post it on Friday. Lot's happening, as always, since there's always something new here at Pizza Quest....

 
Coming Attractions, Week of June 20th
Peter Reinhart

Lots of new stuff this week, beginning with a delayed Peter's Blog, direct from our next webisode filming session, taking place in a "secret" location this week. I'll post my report on Thursday, instead of on my usual Tuesday, so that I can bring you an up to the minute report. We're pretty jazzed about it, though.

On Tuesday, instead, we'll post another great home recipe photo spread from Brad, this time documenting his adventures in making a spicy pork sausage pizza following the template of the Buonchristiani Lamb pizza we featured a few months back. It's pretty spectacular and should give you all some ideas for how to use one pizza concept to springboard into another. I hope some of you who are following along are having as much fun with these recipes as Brad is; he's been pretty unstoppable the past few weeks and keeps coming up with more and more great dishes every week.

On Thursday, in addition to my Blog, we'll post the next webisode in the Cass House Inn series; this time Chef Jensen and I do a little jamming and create a mulberry pizza with balsamic glaze as we test-drive his brand new wood-fired oven in Cayucos. It's a sweet pizza and a sweet video, so don't miss it.

On Friday we hope to post a new Guest Column, which is still in editing. Assuming we get all the pieces, we'll post it then, or as soon as it's ready.

Okay, I'm headed out for the next quest; will tell you all about it later this week....

 

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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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