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An Amazing Smoked Albacore Pizza

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 14 July 2011 Webisodes

Okay, so we picked up our smoked albacore at Ruddell’s Smoke House and now what?  Time to make a pizza, of course. Chef Jensen is an inventive cook and has a great eye for presentation as well as a firm grasp on how to use fresh, locally sourced ingredients.  And I’m big on the use of acidity — this time in the form of both hot an cold heirloom tomatoes…Read More…

Ruddell’s Smokehouse, Cayucos, CA

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 07 July 2011 Webisodes

I love smoked fish of all types. As a child, nearly every Sunday morning in our family we had some kind of smoked fish platter for brunch, usually lox and bagels but often sturgeon, kippers (hot-smoked salmon as opposed to the cold-smoked Nova Scotia and belly lox), white fish, or whatever else my folks were able to find at the local deli. That’s probably where my fascination with smoked foods…Read More…

Cass House “A Mulberry Pizza”

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 23 June 2011 Webisodes

Following our welcome and introduction to the Cass House, and a little local shopping and foraging, Chef Jensen and I finally got to that new oven of his and decided to create an improvisational pizza based on some of the ingredients we had gathered and that Jensen already had on hand. The result is this beautiful mulberry pizza with two different kinds of cheese (we made one side with each…Read More…

The Cass House Inn Intro

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 Webisodes

Our webisode series moves into new territory with our visit to Cayucos and the Cass House Inn. As Brad English writes in his “Road Trip” posting, located just below this one on our Home Page, this is one of those unexpected discoveries that helps illustrate the spirit of what our site is all about. Brad discovered The Cass House Inn during one of his own personal quest outings before we…Read More…

Webisode: The Taco Temple

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 09 June 2011 Webisodes

Here it is, our first detour off the pizza trail to The Taco Temple in Morro Bay, California, the culinary altar of Chef Adam Pollard and his hard working team of, well, tacaiolos.  We stopped here mainly because Brad English, who is the producer and director of our webisodes (who, along with Jeff Michael dreamed up Pizza Quest in the first place), had been there before on one of his…Read More…

Above Tartine, Webisode 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 26 May 2011 Webisodes

This week marks the end of our visit to San Francisco’s Gastro District, which is really just one block long, between Guerrero and Valencia on 18th St.  In previous segments we spent time at Pizzeria Delfina, Bi-Rite Market, Bi-Rite Creamery, and Tartine Bakery Cafe, and now we head upstairs from the bakery to the apartment of baker Eric Wolfinger, who makes us a wonderful pizza on Tartine’s Country French dough…Read More…

Tartine “Best Loaf” Webisode One

Written By Peter Reinhart
Monday, 09 May 2011 Webisodes

The Best Loaf of Bread Tartine Bakery and Cafe is located on the corner of 18th St. at 600 Guerrero St. and is, like every shop in San Francisoc’s one block “Gastro District,” a total gem. It is the creation of Chad Robertson (baker extraordinaire) and his wife Elizabeth Prueitt (pastry chef supreme). As you will see in this webisode, you just want to eat everything that the eye takes…Read More…

Mozzarella in The Gastro, Webisode #4

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 28 April 2011 Webisodes

This week we conclude our visit to Pizzeria Delfina with a fresh mozzarella lesson from head pizzaiolo Anthony Strong. If you look closely, you’ll see Chef Craig Stoll in the background talking with our producers, Brad English and Jeff Michael (Jeff’s the tall one with hair, Brad you’ll recognize from his photo on our home page). We had so much fun with Craig and Anthony during our visit with them,…Read More…

Ice Cream in the Gastro, Webisode #3

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 Webisodes

In this segment, Pizzeria Delfina’s head pizzaiolo, Anthony Strong, takes me on a short walking tour of the one block section of San Francisco’s Mission District known as The Gastro. We explore the Bi-Rite Market where we eat gourmet chocolate and devour the lightest, flakiest pork rinds (chicharones) I’ve ever had And then we go across the street to visit with owner Ann Walker at the Bi-Rite Creamery for some…Read More…

Pizzeria Delfina: A Cappucino and Obsession Webisode #2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 07 April 2011 Webisodes

Craig Stoll (he’s the one with the beard) doesn’t look like an obsessed mad man, while his head pizzaiolo, Anthony Strong, well, yeah, he does. But they both are obsessed and mad, each in his own way, which is kind of cool because we get to see two sides of the “fire in your belly” drive that can and should take over one’s life, giving it a sense of daily…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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