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Interview: Meathead Goldwyn, BBQ Master

Note from Peter:  I met Meathead Goldwyn a few weeks ago at the Decatur Book Festival, where he held the culinary stage immediately before I went on, so I had a chance to watch his presentation, which was on “Busting Myths About Barbecue and Cooking.”  It was a fun filled hour, full of great tips on temperature control, best brands for food thermometers, how to cook a steak to the…Read More…

Slice Out Hunger, Slice by Slice in NYC, on Wednesday

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 01 October 2016 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Here’s a link to a great pizza crawl this coming Wednesday, that our friend and regular guest columnist, Scott Weiner, is involved with. The proceeds go to support hunger relief, so please check it out and participate if you can. Let us know if any of you take part by posting comments below. We’d love to hear about your experience.  And thanks, Scott, for all your hard…Read More…

Peter’s Blog: The Fermentation Fest, and other Thoughts on Transformation

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, I’ve been on the road a lot lately, teaching classes and doing book signings for my new book, “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice 15th Anniversary Edition,” and I wanted to share a few observations and also give you the details for my upcoming appearance at the 9th Annual Fermentation Fest, in Reedsburg, Wisconsin on October 8th and 9th. First, these have been very challenging weeks, across the country and…Read More…

Interview with Scott Wiener, of Scott’s Pizza Tours

 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…

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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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