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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…

Brad’s “Smashed” Tomato Sauce

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Brad's Corner | Guest Columns

The full name of this sauce is actually Big Brad’s Super Fantastic Smashed Tomato Sauce, but I am only mostly serious about that. I like to alternate the sauces I’m using to find new flavor combinations, textures, and themes for my pizzas.  I do make a lot of pizzas and I’m always looking for something new, or ways to make something different and, ultimately, “better.”   I often use cherry tomatoes alone on…Read More…

Interview with Chris Bianco

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 Interviews

Note from Peter: I first met Chris Bianco just before he burst on the national scene, sometime back in the late 1990’s. One of my baking students was from Phoenix and told me about him and, when I went to Phoenix for an IACP Conference and needed a place to bake breads for a presentation I was making, my student said, “He not only makes the best pizza in Phoenix…Read More…

Guest Column: An Important Slice of Life

Joseph Calagno

Note from Peter: This week we feature a guest column from Joseph Calcagno, whose life in pizza has come full circle, as he shares in this moving memoir, which is a beautiful example of our motto: A journey of self-discovery through pizza.  See Joseph’s bio, below, at the end of his story.   It took nearly a year to plan a pizza party. In the last 14 months I’ve moved…Read More…

Webisode: Pizza and Wine, Together at Last

This week we have a short “appetizer” of a webisode for you, featuring two guys who have already been featured in their own segments: pizzaiolo Vito Romani, of Pizzeria Stella, and master wine maker Dan Karlsen, of Talbott Vineyards. If you are new here on Pizza Quest you might want to go into our Webisode archive (see the button at the top of the home page) and check out the…Read More…

Guest Column, Scott Wiener, How to Plan a Pizza Crawl, Part One

Written By Scott Wiener
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 Guest Columns

I can’t visit a new city without conducting a complete survey of the local pizza scene. Call it a professional obligation or call it a sickness, you’ll be right either way. But it’s not just about the food; I find deep satisfaction in planning and executing the perfect route. It’s like a big jigsaw puzzle, with pieces that are constantly changing. Ever since my first multi-stop pizza feasts over a…Read More…

Peter’s Blog: Upcoming Classes and Events

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Here’s an update on some classes and events coming up over the next couple of months: One of the most exciting (or those who love near Chapel Hill, NC, that is) is the Festa Italiana, Friends of James Beard Benefit that will be held on Thursday, September 14th at Il Palio Ristorante, located inside my favorite Chapel Hill hotel, The Sienna. Il Palio’s talented chef, Teddy Diggs, has…Read More…

Interview: Ajith Dharma, Owner of Fire Within

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 Interviews

Note from Peter:  I first met Ajith Dharma at the 2015 Forno Bravo Wood-Fired Oven Expo in Salinas, California and, surrounded by hundreds of fellow fire freaks, we became instant friends. As the new owner of FireWithin Mobile Ovens he has built very sensitively and strategically upon the foundation established by the original founder Joseph Pergolizzi, who we’ve featured here on PizzaQuest in the past, and Ajith has now grown…Read More…

Johnson & Wales International Symposium on Bread YouTube Channel

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, At last, we have now launched a YouTube Channel for the Johnson & Wales International Symposium on Bread, and you can watch all the talks by clicking here. If you want to watch just the 2 1/2 minute highlight reel, you can go here. If you aren’t familiar with the Symposium, scroll down the Homepage to my earlier posts and recap of the event, which was held 2 months…Read More…

New Webisode: Dan Karlsen on Pairing Chardonnay with Food

Here we are, one final time, with master wine maker Dan Karlsen, of Talbott Vineyards, as we complete our impromptu crash course webisode series on wine appreciation. If you haven’t watched the previous segments with Dan, please go check them all out in the Webisode section. Whether you are already a serious wine expert or a novice, I guarantee that the info provided in this series by Dan will allow…Read More…

Brad’s Corner: Sausage, Fontina and Pesto Pizza

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Brad's Corner

Remember when mom or grandma used to make you a toasted grilled cheese sandwich when you were still an innocent child?  There was something comforting about that simplest of meals.  First of all someone made it for you and often went the extra step of presenting it cut up in bite sized pieces, or with a warm bowl of soup if you were lucky and it was raining outside.  Right?!!…Read More…

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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.

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 Amazon.com