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Pizza Talk: Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills, A Hero of Biodiversity

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 10 September 2020 Pizza Talk

Glenn Roberts is a culinary rock star, not as a chef or a pizza maker or restaurant operator but as one of the most important influencers of our generation. He calls himself a “tractor donkey,” because he thinks of himself as a schlepper on behalf of farmers everywhere. He is a saver of (saviour of, really) heirloom and heritage seeds and his company, Anson Mills, has brought more landrace and…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Guy Frenkel, the “Mythical” CEOR, is in The House

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 Pizza Talk

Many of you probably already follow him on social media, where his photos of his amazing, inspirational breads have helped pushed the boundaries regarding the possibilities of artisan bread. CEOR means “sourdough” in Hebrew, and Guy Frenkel is Ceor, the man behind the curtain. But, now he has a new project– two actually. The first involves Guy’s vision to do for simple pita bread what he’s done for crusty hearth…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener, #14: Famous O’s, Karachi, Pakistan

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 05 September 2020 Pizza Talk

Scott Wiener not only has the largest collection of pizza boxes in the world but his reach is truly global. Hear now the the story of Omar Qadir, who returned to his native Karachi inspired with the sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors of classic New York pizza. Let Scott tell you the whole story, right here on this week’s edition of Pizza Box of the Week.

Pizza Talk: Massimiliano Saieva and Alex Manzo: The Roman Pizza Academy Part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 03 September 2020 Pizza Talk

Roman-style pizza, when done right, is destined to be the next big trend now that the Detroit-style wave has tipped over and found its footing. And when I say “done right,” I mean done the way Massimiliano Saieva does it. He and his business partner, Alex Manzo (of Manzo Foods) stole the show the past few years at Pizza Expo and The Northeast Pizza & Pasta Show with their breathtaking…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Massimiliano Saieva and Alex Manzo: The Roman Pizza Academy Part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 Pizza Talk

Roman-style pizza, when done right, is destined to be the next big trend now that the Detroit-style wave has tipped over and found its footing. And when I say “done right,” I mean done the way Massimiliano Saieva does it. He and his business partner, Alex Manzo (of Manzo Foods) stole the show the past few years at Pizza Expo and The Northeast Pizza & Pasta Show with their breathtaking…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 29 August 2020 Pizza Talk

This week Scott celebrates his favorite pizza box artist of all time, Luca Chancho. Who is Luca Chancho, you might ask? You’ll have to tune in and watch this episode but you are sure to not only learn something about pizza box art but, also, have a new appreciation of the term “story board.” Take it away, Scott….

Pizza Talk: “Short Takes”: Nino Coniglio

Written By Peter Reinhart
Friday, 28 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Welcome to the beginning of a new series that we plan to run every once in a while. We call it “Short Takes” and it features some of our guests answering one question: “What does pizza mean to you?” In time, we expect there will be an interesting array of answers and here, to kick it off, is Nino Coniglio, whose life was, quite literally, saved by pizza. Hear what…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Nino Coniglio, Brooklyn is in the House, Part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 27 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Nino Coniglio and his Brooklyn Pizza Crew have taken the pizza world by storm, whether through their videos, competitions, and, of course, the amazing pizzas that have helped put Williamsburg Pizza on the culinary destination map. Talking with Nino is like stepping into a Martin Scorcese film — the man has, shall we say, lived a full, large life. But, this former wild child of the pizza world has been…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Nino Coniglio — Brooklyn is in the House! Part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Nino Coniglio and his Brooklyn Pizza Crew have taken the pizza world by storm, whether through their videos, competitions, and, of course, the amazing pizzas that have helped put Williamsburg Pizza on the culinary destination map. Talking with Nino is like stepping into a Martin Scorcese film — the man has, shall we say, lived a full, large life. But, this former wild child of the pizza world has been…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Jonathan Goldsmith, il Padrone, Spacca Napoli, part 3

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 20 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Jonathan Goldsmith is beloved in the pizza community for many reasons, not least of which is the extraordinary pizza he and his team make at Chicago’s landmark Spacca Napoli pizzeria. We first interviewed Jonathan on Pizza Quest back in 2018, so if you’d like to read it (highly advised) go to https://www.fornobravo.com/pizzaquest/?s=jonathan+goldsmith&submit=Search . But, in this new Pizza Talk 3-part interview Jonathan, who is affectionately known at the restaurant as…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
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