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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…

Interview with Albert Grande of

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 Peter's Blog

 Note from Peter: I met Albert Grande a number of years ago when he wrote to me about his website,, which I immediately loved, and we’ve been corresponding ever since. I think of “Pizza Therapy” as an ongoing love letter to all of us, from an east coast guy transplanted to Hawaii, about the pizza memories of his youth. But, of course, it has become much more than that over the…Read More…

Webisode: Pizzeria Brava part 4, Margherita Pizza

We’re back with David Bravdica, at his Denver outdoor pizzeria, Brava Pizzeria della Strada. In previous segments he told us how he got into and built his pizza and catering business, leaving a nice job in the corporate world to do something he loves.  Feel free to check out those three previous segments in our Webisode archive if you haven’t already seen them. This time around David shows us his…Read More…

Down-side is Sunny-side

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 Brad's Corner

Egg on a pizza!!! To me, egg is one of those unique ingredients on a pizza that, when done right, can elevate the experience of enjoying a pizza from good to great — from a meal to an indelible moment in time! There is something special about getting the egg just right – sunny side-up, with a runny beautiful yolk that you can spread across the cooked pizza, essentially, creating…Read More…

Interview: Meathead Goldwyn, BBQ Master

Note from Peter:  I met Meathead Goldwyn a few weeks ago at the Decatur Book Festival, where he held the culinary stage immediately before I went on, so I had a chance to watch his presentation, which was on “Busting Myths About Barbecue and Cooking.”  It was a fun filled hour, full of great tips on temperature control, best brands for food thermometers, how to cook a steak to the…Read More…

Slice Out Hunger, Slice by Slice in NYC, on Wednesday

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 01 October 2016 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Here’s a link to a great pizza crawl this coming Wednesday, that our friend and regular guest columnist, Scott Weiner, is involved with. The proceeds go to support hunger relief, so please check it out and participate if you can. Let us know if any of you take part by posting comments below. We’d love to hear about your experience.  And thanks, Scott, for all your hard…Read More…

Peter’s Blog: The Fermentation Fest, and other Thoughts on Transformation

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, I’ve been on the road a lot lately, teaching classes and doing book signings for my new book, “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice 15th Anniversary Edition,” and I wanted to share a few observations and also give you the details for my upcoming appearance at the 9th Annual Fermentation Fest, in Reedsburg, Wisconsin on October 8th and 9th. First, these have been very challenging weeks, across the country and…Read More…

Topping Your Pizza Like a Pro

Written By John Arena
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 Guest Columns

Last month we explored the basics of extending dough, but of course that is only part of the process. Once the dough has been properly shaped you have some choices to make. Most amateur pizza makers dedicate a great deal of thought to what they are going to put on their pizza and that is certainly important (we will cover topping selection in an upcoming installment). Right now let’s focus…Read More…

Brava Pizzeria della Strada, Webisode, Part Three: The “Fun Guy” Pizza

This time around David Bravdica shows us his award winning wild mushroom pizza, “The Fun Guy.”  This pizza is so tasty that I won’t say much here, but let you savor it yourself when you watch the video. However, I would like to point out that you pay attention to Dave’s dough shaping technique. We get e-mail requests all the time from folks wanting to know how to stretch a…Read More…

Finnochiona Salumi Pizza

Written By Brad English
Monday, 05 September 2016 Brad's Corner

Sweet.  Tangy vinegar.  Red Wine.  Pepper (big pepper!).  Sweet salt (sweet sweet salt!).  Fennel. What am I talking about?  I am writing this while savoring a Finnochiona Salami from Salumi Artisan Cured Meats in Seattle.  I mean this: it is performing a circus act with my taste buds!  To my palate this salumi reveals a balanced explosion of sweetness that starts with a juicy red wine richness and then reveals a sweet vinegar taste,…Read More…

Interview with Scott Wiener, of Scott’s Pizza Tours

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 Peter's Blog

 Note from Peter:  Scott Wiener is a regular guest columnist here on Pizza Quest but, if you haven’t been on one of his legendary New York City pizza tours, you might not know much about him or about his impressive collection of pizza boxes from around the world. So, here’s a closer look from my recent conversation with Scott.  There are some links at the end if you want to…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.

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

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