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Virtual Pizza Party Live — online right now!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 Peter's Blog

Hey Everybody, If you see this today through Thursday, go to virtualpizzaparty.com  asap and join up.  It’s a three day “web-a-thon” featuring all sorts of pizza superstars doing interviews, demos, chat, you name it.  Chris Bianco is scheduled to appear at 5 PM today (Monday). When you go to the site it will give you the schedule of speakers and presenters. I’m scheduled to go on at 3 PM Eastern…Read More…

Peter’s Blog: What a Long, Strange Trip This Has Been: Transformation, Part One

Hi Everyone, What can one say at a time like this? If you are reading this I hope it’s not just because you have (and not by choice) too much time on your hands. I wish it weren’t so. For me, as perhaps it’s been for you, it’s been a time of deepened reflection. I’d like to try to use my Peter’s Blog space during this and upcoming posts, to…Read More…

RIP Paul Castelucci, of Mama’s Pizzeria and Cheese Steaks

                  Some of you have seen my video presentation (or witnessed it live at last year’s Pizza Expo and also at the Atlantic City Pizza and Pasta Show East, in which I tell the story of Mama’s Pizzeria and Cheese Steaks, my childhood go-to place for the best pizza and cheese steaks in Philadelphia. For those who haven’t heard my talk, here…Read More…

Peter’s Blog: The Quest Never Ends

Written By Peter Reinhart
Sunday, 19 January 2020 Peter's Blog

Hi Again, I’m headed to Texas, beginning with a pan pizza class at the Central Market Cooking School in San Antonio on Tuesday (Jan. 21), followed by the Central Market schools in Austin, Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas on the succeeding days. I think the classes are all sold out, though you can call the respective schools if you’re just hearing about it now — there could be a waiting…Read More…

Happy New Year, 2020!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Monday, 30 December 2019 Peter's Blog

Hi Everybody, Mea culpa yet again! It’s been a crazy busy time and I haven’t posted anything for the past month or so, but wanted to get the ball going again and update you about a few things. First, my upcoming Perfect Pan Pizza teaching tour in Texas at five Central Market Cooking Schools is coming up soon. Here are the dates and you can go to Central Market’s website…Read More…

Look for me in Atlantic City Sept. 25 and 26

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 Peter's Blog

Hi Again, Just a quick note to let you know I’ll be speaking at the Northeast Pizza & Pasta Show on Wednesday (opening talk at 10 AM), as well as moderating a panel with pizza masters John Arena and Brian Spangler on “Tinkering with Your Dough” on Thursday morning.  Also, on Wednesday afternoon, I’ll be on stage with the incredible Anthony Mangieri for an inspirational conversation on staying true to…Read More…

Upcoming classes and events, and Bread Symposium Highlight reels

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 08 August 2019 Peter's Blog

Hi Everybody, It’s been a crazy summer (on so many fronts), so I’ve had a hard time catching up and posting regularly. More is on its way, I promise, but for now I wanted to give you an update on some upcoming events and also to give you some links to four videos that will serve as my recap of the 2019 Johnson & Wales International Symposium on Bread. First,…Read More…

Bread Symposium recap coming soon

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 20 June 2019 Peter's Blog

Hi All, We just completed our third annual International Symposium on Bread and the photographer dropped off the flash drive with all the photos today. So, I’ll be posting a recap and highlights in a few days, after I return from King Arthur Flour in Norwich, VT, where I’ll be teaching two days from the new Perfect Pan Pizza book. Just wanted to let you know to check back next…Read More…

International Symposium on Bread is This Week

Hi All, This is a crazy week for me so I won’t be posting anything new, other than to let you know that on Wednesday I will be hosting about 100 people at the third annual Johnson & Wales University International Symposium on Bread (also known as On the Rise). Since it hasn’t happened yet I don’t have any photos to post, but I’ll put up one from the first…Read More…

Interesting Gluten-Free Article and Infographic

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 09 May 2019 Peter's Blog

Note from Peter: I received this very interesting article from Dr. Nikola Djordjevic that sheds valuable light on the gluten-free issue.  It contains a link to a nicely done infographic that I can’t reproduce here but that you can access by clicking on the link below. As a pizza-themed site we don’t spend much time on the gluten-free segment here, but every restaurant operator, as well as most consumers, knows…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
Whole Grain Breads

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