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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 Corner: Pizza Bianca Calabrese

Written By Brad English
Thursday, 11 July 2019 Uncategorized

Look at that pizza! I was recently recommending some pizzerias for my brother to take his family while on a trip to New York City. I sent him a link to Una Pizza Napoletana.  I told him about Anthony Mangieri and how he was one of the pizza greats who literally makes every pizza he serves.  After I sent him the link I poked around the website and checked out…Read More…

New Webisode: Anthony Mangieri, part 6

Welcome to the final segment of our visit with Anthony Mangieri, owner of the legendary Una Pizza Napoletana. I’ve mentioned in previous segments that when we filmed this, Anthony was in San Francisco, having moved the original Una from NYC to the west coast for about 6 years. However, as he told us, his wife is from Italy and it didn’t take long for them to realize that NYC is…Read More…

Bread Symposium recap coming soon

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 20 June 2019 Peter's Blog

Hi All, We just completed our third annual International Symposium on Bread and the photographer dropped off the flash drive with all the photos today. So, I’ll be posting a recap and highlights in a few days, after I return from King Arthur Flour in Norwich, VT, where I’ll be teaching two days from the new Perfect Pan Pizza book. Just wanted to let you know to check back next…Read More…

International Symposium on Bread is This Week

Hi All, This is a crazy week for me so I won’t be posting anything new, other than to let you know that on Wednesday I will be hosting about 100 people at the third annual Johnson & Wales University International Symposium on Bread (also known as On the Rise). Since it hasn’t happened yet I don’t have any photos to post, but I’ll put up one from the first…Read More…

My Porchetta Pizza(s)

It’s been raining here in Los Angeles a bit lately.  Being hunkered down, I kept thinking about what I could make to eat.  Rain usually means make a stew!  I love stew in the rain.  It tastes better knowing it’s raining and cold outside and you are inside warming your body up as you enjoy a bowl of homemade stew. But, my inner yearning this time kept bringing me to…Read More…

Guest Column: Is Sprouted Pizza Crust Better?

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 Guest Columns

Note from Peter: Douglas Michael, founder of “Columbia County Bread and Granola,” is all-in on sprouted grain. I, too, am a big believer in the many benefits of sprouted grain (I’ve gone on record saying that I believe sprouted wheat is the future of bread), and am a fan of Columbia County’s breads and snack crackers. Recently, Doug sent me some of his new 100% sprouted wheat pizza crusts to…Read More…

New Webisode: Anthony Mangieri, Part 5

Welcome back! Anthony Mangieri has taken us through his process and his pizza philosophy in the previous webisodes but here we begin to get a taste of why I think of him as the “Chopin of pizza” — a minimalist, in the artistic sense, who finds depth and complexity in simplicity. He works on a very narrow pallet, not the broad styles of other pizza artists featured here, like John…Read More…

Interesting Gluten-Free Article and Infographic

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 09 May 2019 Peter's Blog

Note from Peter: I received this very interesting article from Dr. Nikola Djordjevic that sheds valuable light on the gluten-free issue.  It contains a link to a nicely done infographic that I can’t reproduce here but that you can access by clicking on the link below. As a pizza-themed site we don’t spend much time on the gluten-free segment here, but every restaurant operator, as well as most consumers, knows…Read More…

New Webisode: Anthony Mangieri Part 4, The Margherita

Hi Everyone, I’m still gathering photos and my notes from Pizza Expo so, while I continue to work on that, enjoy this latest in our Anthony Mangieri series. If you are just joining us, feel free to scroll down the home page to pick up the previous 3 segments (or you can always go to our “Webisodes” archive). Anthony, one of the most celebrated pizzaiolos in America, takes us through…Read More…

See you this week at Pizza Expo!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Sunday, 03 March 2019 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, As noted in an earlier post, this is the big Expo week in Las Vegas. Not only for Pizza Expo 2019 as well but also the very first Artisan Baking Expo, happening in the adjacent hall. I know many of you are already planning to be there. And, of course, many of you won’t be there but would love to know what happened, so I’ll report on that…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