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Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener #8: The Forever Reusable Box

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 25 July 2020 Pizza Talk

What if you could keep using your pizza box over and over again? Wouldn’t that make you feel good about your contribution to the landfill problem? Might it make you want to buy more pizzas? And, what if your box could be engineered to actually keep your pizza hot and crispy till it gets to your table. Yes, these and other mysteries of the universe explored in this episode of…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Steve and Linda Green of PMQ on Keeping Up with the Big Guys

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 23 July 2020 Pizza Talk

PMQ (Pizza Marketing Quarterly) is one of the “bibles” of the industry, informative and influential. The founders and publishers are Steve and Linda Green, based in Oxford, MS.  PMQ, which is not only a magazine but also a newsletter and information consolidator, exists for the purpose of helping the thousands of independent operators compete with the major pizza chains.  In this engaging conversation, Steve and Linda tell their whole story…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Albert Grande, the Pizza Therapist

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 Pizza Talk

PizzaTherapy.com is one of the most beloved pizza sites on the web. It was founded by Albert Grande, a Hawaiian transplant from the East Coast who just really missed his pizza and, as the saying goes, the rest is history, including Albert’s work on Oahu with children who have learning challenges (pizza therapy at its finest!). Over the years he has interviewed many of the pizza greats on his site…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Peter Lachapelle and The Pizza Expo

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 Pizza Talk

Pizza Expo comes up a lot on Pizza Talk interviews, especially because the unthinkable happened and, this year, it got canceled. For over 30 years Expo has been the largest gathering of pizza professionals, enthusiasts, and all around pizza freaks in the world, and has been featured on many television shows and is an indispensable event for independent operators to secure contracts, ingredients, equipment, and (importantly) new ideas. I think…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener #7: Is a Bag a Box?

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 18 July 2020 Pizza Talk

Before there were pizza boxes there were pizza bags, and Scott is back to tell us all about them.  He even has a beautiful bag from Brazil to show us so, who knows, maybe when we run out of Scott’s 1,500 box collection we can start a new show all about bags. As we often say on Pizza Talk, you never where the quest will lead….

Pizza Talk: Anthony Falco, “International Pizza Consultant”

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 16 July 2020 Pizza Talk

Here at Pizza Talk we love that Anthony Falco, like Babe Ruth, called his own shot and hit it out of the park. A few years ago, after an illustrious career at Roberta’s and other pizza palaces, he declared himself an “International Pizza Consultant” and, guess what? The consulting opportunities began rolling in. Of course, he could actually walk the talk, so this was no empty boast, and Anthony has…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Laura Meyer, The Protege’ Comes into Her Own

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 Pizza Talk

Laura Meyer has worked with Tony Genignani for many years and is both a protege’ and a prodigy.  In this fascinating conversation, Laura talks about her personal journey and the process of finding her own award-winning “voice” while also helping Tony build one of the most important pizza brands and training programs in the world. Laura is also one of a growing number of women stars in the pizza community…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week, with Scott Wiener, #6

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 11 July 2020 Pizza Talk

This week Scott shares with us the story of the first box from his Guinness World Records collection and, wouldn’t you know it, it’s from, yes, Pizza Hut — from their Rocketeer promotion back in the early 1990’s. I’ll let Scott fill in the rest of the story as he continues his weekly unveiling on Pizza Box of the Week. Take it away Scott!

Pizza Talk: Chris Bianco and Rob Dinapoli, Together!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 09 July 2020 Pizza Talk

We’ve had both Chris Bianco and Rob Dinapoli on Pizza Talk individually, hearing from each how they came together to collaborate on their game-changing Bianco-DiNapoli Tomatoes.  This time around we get to hear the whole story from them together and, of course, much much more, including an update on the These Hands movement. This pandemic crisis has hit everyone hard and, at the time of this interview, the city of Phoenix,…Read More…

Pizza Talk: The Legendary Paulie Gee

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 Pizza Talk

Everybody loves Paulie Gee (aka Paul Giannone), the Brooklyn-based pizza entrepreneur and now padrone of a multi-unit pizza empire. There are so many reasons to love Paulie, including his back story as an unfulfilled businessman who found his path and his passion late in life, to his influence on the up and coming generation of pizza operators who view his ethos as a model and template worth following, and, of…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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