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Peter’s Blog, August 8th — Alright, Controversy!!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 09 August 2012 Peter's Blog

I’m packing and getting ready for the big book launch over the next two weeks in SF and the Bay Area, so will keep this short.  The schedule is listed below in my previous Peter’s Blog, if any of you can make it to any of the classes or book signings. There are still a few seats left for the classes but you’ll have to call the venues for more…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, July 21st, Upcoming Book Tour

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 21 July 2012 Peter's Blog

As promised, here are the upcoming travel dates as I hit the road for the launch of my new book, “The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking.”  I hope to meet many of you and if you are interested in any of the classes or presentations, please call the various venues for details and ticket availability. August 15th: Draeger’s Market Cooking School, Blackhawk (Walnut Creek, Calif.): Gluten-Free class (GF from here…Read More…

Hot off the press news

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 Peter's Blog

This just came in today and I want to let you be the first to know about it. I recently filmed a serious artisan bread making course for an internet educational company called Craftsy. Well, it’s ready to roll (oops, sorry about the pun) and the best news is that those who sign up via the following link can get the whole course for 50% off (it will sell at…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, July 11

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Lots of new recipe ideas from Brad continue to be featured on the Home Page — he’s currently on a huge Banh Mi Pizza kick so be sure to read his posts, below, for some very clever and tasty treats. Also, a quick calendar note to let those of you in the Bay Area know that I’ll be coming through in a few weeks for the launch of…Read More…

FAQ #3: Three Pizza Doughs

  Can you send me a recipe for pizza dough? I get this question a lot so here are three to get you going. We often refer to the first two recipes, below, in our instructional section and many of you already have them in your repertoire. But for those of you who are new, I’m reprinting them here in one place for easier retrieval. In addition, I’ve added a…Read More…

FAQ #2: Why Do We Make the Dough a Day Ahead

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 Peter's Blog

I get asked this one a lot. Or, more accurately, I get lots of e-mails asking some variation of the following question: What do I need to do to make the best pizza dough? Since that’s a loaded question, subject to subjectivity and regional bias, I usually punt and focus on a couple of general tricks that seem to bring best results for nearly any kind of pizza dough.  The…Read More…

FAQ #1, Sourdough Starters

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 Peter's Blog

This will be the first of a series of posts that address the most frequently asked questions that I get from our readers.  I will just deal with one at a time, and will headline them FAQ with a number next to it as well as a word identifier, so this one will be FAQ #1, Sourdough Starters. That way, when someone wants to track one down in the Peter’s…Read More…

The Grand Opening

It’s taken me longer than I expected to report on the Grand Opening of the Seventh Street Public Market because this was also graduation week at Johnson & Wales University.  I remember last year writing a mushy piece about how much I love seeing the grads marching up to receive their diplomas so I won’t do another tribute other than to say how proud I am of everyone who made…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, May 9th, Pure Pizza

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 Peter's Blog

So, I’ve already written that we we opened Pure Pizza here in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago, but the Grand Opening is really going to be this Saturday, May 12th, when the entire Seventh St. Public Market, where we’re located, has its own Grand Opening. There will be music, jugglers, demo’s, lots of food — basically an all day celebratory festival (and for the whole week following) after two…Read More…

Peter’s Blog May 2nd, “Eat The Street”

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 Peter's Blog

I keep ruminating on my experience on Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens, during the IACP Conference week (see my previous posting on this, dated April 7th). As I described then and re-read about the various street food taste bursts that we discovered there, I also continue to recall that at nearly every truck or cart one particular phrase kept coming to me: “They’re pursuing the American dream.”  I even…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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Artisan Breads Every Day
The Bread Bakers Apprentice
Brother Junipers Bread Book
Crust and Crumb
Whole Grain Breads

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