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Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart

Webisode Intro #1: Pizza and Obsession

Hi everyone, I’m Peter Reinhart, your Pizza Quest guide, and this is our first ever webisode. We’re going to leave this opening segment on the front page for all newcomers to the site, but please feel free to navigate over to the Webisode page if you really want to catch up on all the webisode segments. We’ll continue posting additional webisodes that will take us to some of the stops…Read More…

Bits and Bites

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 Peter's Blog

Welcome to Mid-Summer (unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere in which case, welcome to Mid-Winter)! Interesting happenings here and there. Here are a couple for consideration: Our friend, Daniel Young, the author of the must have, “Where to Eat Pizza,” just sent out a note with the following message: When it comes to declaring which pizza rises above them all there is strength in numbers. I may be the author of WHERE…Read More…

Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza, Part 3 — Wings!!

In this final webisode in our series from Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza (now known as Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana), in Denver, CO, we turn our focus to one of their non-pizza signature dishes: wood-fired chicken wings glazed with house-made limoncello sauce. Samantha and Heather, who you’ve already met in the previous two segments, take us step by step through their process and, as a guy who loves oven-baked wings even more than…Read More…

Interesting Video for Bread Bakers

Hi Folks, Hope you made or had some great pizza during this holiday weekend. I, on the other hand, doing my patriotic duty, opted for burgers, baking them in my Primavera 60 WFO oven at 1000 degrees F. in just under 2 minutes. Talk about fireworks!  Burgers just don’t get any better than firing them hot and fast. But that’s a story for another time. I just received this following…Read More…

The Wood-Fired Meatball Pizza

The English Family pizza – the one we can always agree on when we’re out together, has always been basically a meat lovers pizza — and, for us it starts with meatballs.  This is a far under appreciated or used pizza topping.  We finish our family pizza with Canadian bacon, salami and/or sausage.  I fight for some green peppers once in a while, and get that through if the kids…Read More…

Do’s and “Doughn’ts”

Written By John Arena
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 Guest Columns

Ovens, ingredients, equipment, technique — these are vital components of the quest for great pizza. But, let’s face it, for most of us the real obsession, the “Golden Fleece,” and “Holy Grail” of pizza, is creating the perfect pizza crust. The world’s best pizza makers, amateur or professional, are never satisfied with their dough. Even the most stubborn, set in their ways old school pizza makers will lean in when…Read More…

Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza, Part 2: Four-Cheese Pizza

When we last left Samantha Monterossa, Mark (Marco) Dym’s daughter, she walked us through their classic, VPN Margherita pizza. This time, she invites pizzaiola Heather Vetting to show us the Racca’s Abruzzo Pizza, a four-cheese beauty. (Note: if you read the intro to Part 1, you’ll recall that Marco’s is now called Racca’s, to avoid confusing it with a Florida pizza group also called Marco’s).  Because she says it rather…Read More…

My New Bread Course is Finally Available!!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, This is an exciting week for me as, after months of preparation and a week of filming in Denver, my new Craftsy course, Artisan Bread Making: Ancient and Sprouted Grains,  is now up and running!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Craftsy, it is a very dynamic, online streaming education company that has produced over a thousand video courses on subjects as diverse as quilting, sewing,…Read More…

Making an Online Video Pizza Course

Note from Peter: Teresa Greenway has contributed a number of guest columns here on PizzaQuest, and is a wonderful resource for all things related to sourdough. Her website, should be in your bookmark section if it isn’t already. I’m very excited to hear how she’s moved into the video instructional world and, in addition to her reasonably priced course, she also offers a lot of information and downloads for…Read More…

Wood Fired Lobster Pizza

Let me say up front that this won’t be the cheapest pizza you’ll make if you follow me into this rabbit hole, but I will say it will be a pizza you won’t soon forget! I love grilled lobster. The charring of the lobster “meat” gives it just a that much more flavor and even a slight textural difference that if it were just steamed. It also frankly just looks…Read More…

Judging The World Pizza Cup, Part Two

 No matter how much you love pizza, there will always be a point in which you’ve had enough. It happened to me on the second day of the Pizza World Championship in Parma, Italy. I had already tasted over forty pizzas and the line between mozzarella and provolone was beginning to blur. I had to tap out. One of the on-deck judges filled my place and I took a much-needed…Read More…

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Vision Statement

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.

Peter’s Books

American Pie
Artisan Breads Every Day
The Bread Bakers Apprentice
Brother Junipers Bread Book
Crust and Crumb
Whole Grain Breads

...and other books by Peter Reinhart, available on