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Interview with Scott Wiener, of Scott’s Pizza Tours

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 Peter's Blog

 Note from Peter:  Scott Wiener is a regular guest columnist here on Pizza Quest but, if you haven’t been on one of his legendary New York City pizza tours, you might not know much about him or about his impressive collection of pizza boxes from around the world. So, here’s a closer look from my recent conversation with Scott.  There are some links at the end if you want to…Read More…

Upcoming Appearances for Peter

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 18 August 2016 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to give you an update on some of my upcoming classes and appearances this fall. Here are four, in order of dates: Sept. 3rd: The Decatur Book Festival, in Decatur, GA, 4 PM, where I will be doing a short demo/talk/tasting/signing as a way of kicking off the release of my newest book, “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice 15th Anniversary Edition.”  It will be at the Cooking/Demo…Read More…

“Where to Eat Pizza,” an Interview with Daniel Young

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 Peter's Blog

Note from Peter: A few months ago I got to be a judge at the Caputo Cup Pizza Championship in NYC (we’ve already posted a few pieces on this event), where I met fellow judge and noted journalist Daniel Young. What I didn’t know until we met was that he was about to release a major book, Where to Eat Pizza, featuring about 1,700 of the best pizzerias in the…Read More…

Half Price Off for My New Bread Course

Hi Everyone, As many of you know, I recently launched a new video course on Craftsy called “Artisan Bread Making: Ancient and Sprouted Grains.”  Craftsy allows me to offer a 50% discount to my followers, which means you can get the course for $19.99 instead of $39.99. So, for $20 bucks you can get the full video course, which consists of six lessons plus all the recipes and other resource…Read More…

Bits and Bites

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 Peter's Blog

Welcome to Mid-Summer (unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere in which case, welcome to Mid-Winter)! Interesting happenings here and there. Here are a couple for consideration: Our friend, Daniel Young, the author of the must have, “Where to Eat Pizza,” just sent out a note with the following message: When it comes to declaring which pizza rises above them all there is strength in numbers. I may be the author of WHERE…Read More…

Interesting Video for Bread Bakers

Hi Folks, Hope you made or had some great pizza during this holiday weekend. I, on the other hand, doing my patriotic duty, opted for burgers, baking them in my Primavera 60 WFO oven at 1000 degrees F. in just under 2 minutes. Talk about fireworks!  Burgers just don’t get any better than firing them hot and fast. But that’s a story for another time. I just received this following…Read More…

My New Bread Course is Finally Available!!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, This is an exciting week for me as, after months of preparation and a week of filming in Denver, my new Craftsy course, Artisan Bread Making: Ancient and Sprouted Grains,  is now up and running!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Craftsy, it is a very dynamic, online streaming education company that has produced over a thousand video courses on subjects as diverse as quilting, sewing,…Read More…

The 2016 Asheville Bread Festival

For the past twelve years I have been a presenter at the annual Asheville Bread Festival. There are a lot of things I like about this festival, an event that celebrates bread,of course, but also something even deeper. In fact, it reminds me a lot of PizzaQuest, where pizza is just the tip of the iceberg as we explore what I often call, “a fire in the belly that drives…Read More…

“The United States of Pizza”

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 Peter's Blog

Note from Peter: Over a year ago, when I was in Chicago for a conference, I had a chance to taste a sneak peek of Craig Priebe’s new book, The United States of Pizza (Rizzoli Publishing), a few months before it came out. Craig is the personal corporate chef for executives of a major Chicago company, and he invited me and a few guests to this private tasting in the…Read More…

Update: Norma in Las Vegas

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 12 March 2016 News | Peter's Blog

Just heard from Norma Knepp, who was interviewed earlier this week in my post on Tuesday. She has now returned from Las Vegas where she competed for the US Championship at the Pizza Expo. She reports that she had a wonderful time, met dozens of pizza luminaries, got interviewed for PMQ TV by our friend, Albert Grande, of PizzaTherapy.com, didn’t place in the competition but had fun regardless (BTW, Nino…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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