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Peter’s Blog, November 15th

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 Peter's Blog

It’s been a hectic few days and I have a meeting to attend in a few minutes, so I will return later today to fill in the blanks. Meanwhile, here’s what you have to look forward to this week: Wed: A new recipe by Brad English, our “everyman” pizzaiolo. This time he tackles the challenging Marinara Pizza. Thursday: A new video — this week an interview with the editor of…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, November 8th, 2011

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 Peter's Blog

First, I want to welcome our newest sponsor to Pizza Quest, our friends from Central Milling in Petaluma, California. This company is headed up by my longtime friend, Keith Giusto, one of the finest bakers in America and also one of our greatest millers–rarely does someone possess world class skills in both realms, and we’re very proud to have Central Milling in our growing stable of Pizza Quest sponsors. You’ve…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, Nov. 1st

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 Peter's Blog

I’m home, Halloween has passed (we got a record number of kids this year), and I’ve started a serious diet after last week’s blow-out in San Francisco. I’ll be back later today with more details on that, but wanted to let you know what else we have on tap for this week in addition to the recap of last week. On Wed. we’ll have a new recipe from Brad, who…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, Oct. 28th, SF

Written By Peter Reinhart
Friday, 28 October 2011 Peter's Blog

Today is the last day of our photo shoot and we have only three shots left to take but time is running out, so I can’t elaborate on last night’s blow out at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana (how could we not go there after spending the last two months in webisode world with all those Tony’s videos?). However, I’ll post more later this weekend, when things settle down. We were in…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, Oct. 26th, SF

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 Peter's Blog

Wed. We’re halfway through the photo shoot and have come with some great shots and lots of product to bring to Omnivore tonight at 6 PM. There’s always something going into or coming out of the oven, eventually being styled by Karen Shinto into a composition that Leo can assess and light for the camera. The rest of us gather around and offer suggestions or ooohhs and aahhh’s and then…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, Oct. 25th, SF Dateline!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Monday, 24 October 2011 Peter's Blog

Here I am in San Francisco, shooting the photos for the upcoming book on Gluten-Free baking. I took a few photos of our team, hard at work, baking, shooting and tweaking the book photos (the “beauty shots” as they’re called), and matching the copy to the photos. We’re having a ball! Last night we had dinner at one of my favorite SF attractions, The Ferry Terminal Market (more on that…Read More…

Peter’s Blog, October 18th

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

I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails recently asking when I’ll be back on the road doing what is called “travel teaching.” It is something I love to do, teaching short classes at small cooking schools, and look forward to the next chance to do more classes on pizza and bread. I get requests to come to Mexico, Brazil, Panama, and even India, Korea, and China, though it’s tricky for…Read More…

Life After “The Big Reveal”

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 Peter's Blog

On Saturday morning I awoke with a deep sense of satisfaction and appreciation. “The Big Reveal” had gone about as perfectly as possible, albeit with a few mini-dramas such as “Will the dough show up in time?” or “Will I be arrested for taking my glass of Birra Basta outside the Beer Garden and onto the sidewalk?” Of course, as I mentioned in my previous posting, everything just fell into…Read More…

The Big Reveal, Part Four (finale)

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 08 October 2011 Peter's Blog

Reminder Note: The blog text is by Peter and the photos and captions are Brad’s. Enjoy! Yes, the pizza and the beer were each, individually, everything we had hoped for; unique, delicious, memorable, and even the difficult logistics were falling into place. The mobile wood-fired oven just barely fit into the small space at the curb by the stage door of the Summit Beer Garden, a polka music band was…Read More…

The Big Reveal, Part Three

Written By Peter Reinhart
Friday, 07 October 2011 Peter's Blog

Note: Blog text by Peter Reinhart; Photos and captions by Brad English Okay, so we were already full of great Denver pizza from both Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizzeria, and also Brava Pizzeria della Strada. Now it was our turn to make pizza, out on the sidewalk of 19th St., by the stage door of The Summit Beer Garden, a music hall that was hosting number of bands and events in the…Read More…

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Peter’s Books

American Pie
Artisan Breads Every Day
The Bread Bakers Apprentice
Brother Junipers Bread Book
Crust and Crumb
Whole Grain Breads

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