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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…

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…

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…

Anthony Mangieri, Part 3

Welcome back everyone! Okay, this segment almost requires you to pour yourself a cup of coffee or espresso and kick back, while joining Anthony and me as we talk about his life and journey. Those who know Anthony will attest to the fact that he is an extremely thoughtful individual, with a deep spiritual intuition. And, if you’ve had his pizzas, you’ve experienced this depth, not through his words but…Read More…

“I Don’t Compromise,” Anthony Mangieri, Part 2

Welcome back! As promised, here’s the second part of our ongoing series of webisodes with Anthony Mangieri, founder of Una Pizza Napoletana. In this episode, Anthony takes us deeper into his personal story; his striving for excellence and ongoing personal growth. I find it interesting that, while Anthony works on a narrow canvas of just one style of pizza with only a few menu options for the customer, it’s not…Read More…

New Webisode Series, Part One: Anthony Mangieri, “I Don’t Compromise”

Hi Again, Here’s the beginning of a new webisode series featuring the legendary Anthony Mangieri, founder of Una Pizza Napoletana. This segment is just a short teaser, but I promise to post Part Two next week, when we get into the heart of it all with Anthony. This series was shot in San Francisco, before he moved Una back to NYC, where he originally launched it about 15 years ago….Read More…

New Webisode: Brigit Binns, Wood-Fire Cooking Part 3

We’re back with Part 3 of our wood-fired mini-class with the talented Brigit Binns, and her equally talented “Cinder-Fella,” husband Casey Biggs. Here, at the Forno Bravo Wood-fired Expo,  held at the beautiful Talbott Vineyards in Carmel Valley, CA,  they demonstrate their own colorful version of a Mediterranean-inspired chorizo-fennel pizza. Brigit always has lots of cooking tips for us, and Casey has figured out a few things, too, regarding how…Read More…

New Webisode; Brigit Binns, Wood-Fire Cooking Part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 01 September 2018 Pizza Quest Webisodes

We’re back with Part Two of our wood-fired cooking session with Brigit Binns and her husband, Casey Biggs (aka “The Cinderfella”). If you recall, in Part One Brigit teased us with her inventive wood-fired chicken thighs, baked with Greek olives, capers, chorizo, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes (click here if you missed Part One).  As we finally get to taste the crispy skin and super tender and savory chicken and sauce…Read More…

New Webisode: Brigit Binns, Cooking with Fire, Part 1

This is the first of a series of webisodes featuring cooking teacher Brigit Binns, of Refugio in Paso Robles, California who, with her husband Casey, has created a fabulous retreat and conference center in the Central Coast Wine Country. Brigit is also a featured chef for Forno Bravo, who hosted this Wood-Fired Oven Expo in Salinas, CA, where I got to cook with Brigit and Casey and learn some of…Read More…

New Webisode: Tricycle Pizza in Monterey, California

Danica Alvarado is a bright light. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Forno Bravo Expo in Salinas, California, where hundreds of fellow fire-freaks gathered for a few days of food, wine, music, and wood-fire fun in the sun. Danica told me that, as a teenager, she was inspired by watching Nancy Silverton shape beautiful pizzas right here during our first season of Pizza Quest, so she spent…Read More…

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