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Pizza Talk: Chris Bianco and Soulfulness, part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 18 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Chris Bianco is, quite possibly, the most beloved pizza maker in America. His nearly mythical ascent within the artisan community was not by any design or marketing campaign but, and this is just my opinion (perhaps shared by many of you), because of an authentic soulfulness that has touched and influenced thousands of people over the past 20+ years. It certainly was not by intentional design because, let’s face it,…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Chris Bianco; Soulfulness, part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Chris Bianco is, quite possibly, the most beloved pizza maker in America. His nearly mythical ascent within the artisan community was not by any design or marketing campaign but, and this is just my opinion (perhaps shared by many of you), because of an authentic soulfulness that has touched and influenced thousands of people over the past 20+ years. It certainly was not by intentional design because, let’s face it,…Read More…

Pizza Talk: It’s All About Those Tomatoes, with Rob DiNapoii, part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 Pizza Talk

The new crop of tomatoes are in the ground and, so, while they grow and ripen, it’s time to find out as much as we can about this beloved — and controversial — fruit.  Rob Dinapoli is our go-to guy in these matters. His family owned, multi-generational canned tomato products business is well known in the pizza and food service industry but less so by the general public. As an…Read More…

Pizza Talk: It’s All About Those Tomatoes, with Rob Dinapoli, part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Monday, 15 June 2020 Pizza Talk

The new crop of tomatoes are in the ground and, so, while they grow and ripen, it’s time to find out as much as we can about this beloved — and controversial — fruit.  Rob Dinapoli is our go-to guy in these matters. His family owned, multi-generational canned tomato products business is well known in the pizza and food service industry but less so by the general public. As an…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener, #2.

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 13 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Scott Wiener is back with another pizza box from his world record collection. I don’t want to say too much about this week’s box because it will ruin the fun of playing along as Scott challenges me to guess what is unique about this box. See how many of you can guess its secret but here’s a clue: it’s a bootleg edition of a box that never was. Find out…Read More…

Pizza Talk: The Yodi’s are Back; Tinkering with Your Dough, Part 7

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 11 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Our dough masters, John Arena and Brian Spangler, return for four new episodes in the Pizza Yodi series (this is the second of the four new ones, but part 7 of the overall Yodi series). During these episodes we’ll be discussing everything from the evolution over many years of each of their doughs, the life lessons they picked up along the way from other pizza giants, the in’s and out’s…Read More…

Pizza Talk: The Yodi’s are Back; Tinkering with Your Dough, Part 6

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Our dough masters, John Arena and Brian Spangler, return for four new episodes in the Pizza Yodi series (this is the second of the four new ones, but part 6 of the overall Yodi series). During these episodes we’ll be discussing everything from the evolution over many years of each of their doughs, the life lessons they picked up along the way from other pizza giants, the in’s and out’s…Read More…

Pizza Talk: The Yodi’s are Back; Tinkering with Your Dough, Part 5

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Our dough masters, John Arena and Brian Spangler, return for four new episodes in the Pizza Yodi series (this is the second of the four new ones, but part 5 of the overall Yodi series). During these episodes we’ll be discussing everything from the evolution over many years of each of their doughs, the life lessons they picked up along the way from other pizza giants, the in’s and out’s…Read More…

Pizza Talk: The Yodi’s are Back! Tinkering with Your Dough, Part 4

Written By Peter Reinhart
Monday, 08 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Our dough masters, John Arena and Brian Spangler, return for four new episodes in the Pizza Yodi series. During these episodes we’ll be discussing everything from the evolution over many years of each of their doughs, the life lessons they picked up along the way from other pizza giants, the in’s and out’s of baking with commercial yeast and preferments — as well as the use of long cold fermentation…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener, #1

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 06 June 2020 Pizza Talk

What? A pizza box with a portrait of Pope Francis on it!?!   Find out all about it here on our very first episode of Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener. Every Saturday, and for a long time to come, Scott will give us the scoop on another pizza box from his Guinness Book of Records collection. He has over 1,500 of them so, we all hope that this…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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