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Peter’s Blog, February 2nd

Written By Peter Reinhart
Monday, 31 January 2011 Peter's Blog

  Hi Again, On Friday of this week we will be posting a new Guest Column by Michael Hanson, a wood-fired baker, living and working in the UK. In his column, he tells of his transition from a career as a serious, professional, third generation baker to becoming an artisan, committed to cooking with fire as a way of reconnecting with the sacredness of it all. It’s a fascinating piece….Read More…

Peter’s Blog, January 25th, 2011

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 25 January 2011 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Ever since we posted the Instructional videos from The Fire Within Conference we’ve been getting a number of requests to discuss how to make a home oven perform like one of those wood-fired brick ovens in the video. It’s tempting to say,”No way, can’t be done,” but the fact is that most of us don’t own a brick oven and even those who do still have to cook…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, Jan. 18th

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Things are moving fast and furious, so here are a couple of updates: On Wednesday I’ll post a new recipe, this time for one of my favorite toppings, balsamic onion marmalade. This is one of the most popular recipes I’ve ever developed and has appeared in at least three of my books. I have a new trick or two to add this time around and will give you…Read More…

It Just Keeps Getting Better

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 Peter's Blog

This week on PizzaQuest we introduce you to the Sweet Water Gypsies, two pizzaiolas from southern Utah. Look in the Instructionals section, posting on Thursday, for the video we made together featuring a wonderful arugula topped pizza with fresh mozzarella, grana padana cheese, bacon and crushed tomato sauce (the recipe for the sauce was posted last week). Also on Thursday, in our ongoing series of fundamental culinary building blocks, I’ll post a…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, Week Three

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 04 January 2011 Peter's Blog

Here we are, already into our third week of PizzaQuest.com and the site just keeps filling up with more great content. If you check out Coming Attractions you will see our publishing plan and blueprint not only for this week but for the weeks to come. I won’t repeat all that here but I do want to give you a few new updates: –For those of you who read my…Read More…

Week Two, Yes, We’re Back!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 23 December 2010 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, We’re back with all new material, as we will every week. Sometimes it will be a new webisode, sometimes a new instructional, and always a new blog entry from me and a Guest Column from our invited Contributors. This week we have both a webisode (the first in a four part series on Pizzeria Mozza, which we will post on Thursday) and a new instructional video filmed at…Read More…

Where in the world is Peter

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 18 December 2010 Peter's Blog

  Here I am in Istanbul, sailing on the Bosphorus toward the Prince Islands, with the famous Hagia Sophia Church in the background. Look for this image of me in future “Where in the world is Peter” postings.

Welcome to My Pizza Quest Blog

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 11 December 2010 Peter's Blog

Hi Again, This is the place where I’ll be posting some commentary and thoughts of my own, separate from the webisodes and instructional sections. It is also a way for you to link over to my personal blog, where I write about all sorts of things not related to Pizza Quest. That site is at http://peterreinhart.typepad.com But on this Pizza Quest blog I’ll share things related to our search for…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

...and other books by Peter Reinhart, available on Amazon.com