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My Francis Mallmann Moment

First of all, if you haven’t watched the series, Chef’s Table, on Netflix stop reading and go watch it, especially the episode I’m about to describe. If you don’t have Netflix, sign up; this post will be here when you get back! There was a visual moment in the episode about the brilliant, iconoclastic chef, Francis Mallmann, that is never spoken about in the narration, no dialogue, but it jumped…Read More…

My Margherita Pizzas that don’t exist…

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 Recipes | Written Recipes

There’s an old joke about timing.  “What’s the secret of telling a good joke?  TIMING!”  Of course, “timing” has to be said loudly and right over the end of the question.  Teach a little kid that joke and you’ll have a comedian on your hands.  Here’s a wonderful rendition of the joke I found on the internet: -Insert Video- Ok, so that’s pretty funny, right?  You can’t help but smile…Read More…

Wood Fired Roasted Spicy Seafood Pizza

I have not always been a seafood lover. As a kid, back in the day, we loved shrimp of course. It seems most people do –  even non-seafood fans will eat some shrimp. We also grew up on fish sticks! I haven’t seen a fish stick in a long long time. I guess I graduated to loving a good fried cod as Fish and Chips. I won’t get off track…Read More…

Beer Sauteed Lamb Merguez Sausage Pizza

Written By Brad English
Monday, 22 September 2014 Written Recipes

Note from Peter: We’re still having some major problems with the photo upload and may have to do a major overhaul. But I didn’t want to delay sharing this great post by Brad English, so we’re breaking with tradition and putting it up without the usual mouth-watering photos. Just let your visual imagination roam and enjoy the story. Take it away Brad…. Note from Brad: I’ll post a couple pictures…Read More…

This Zucchini Pepperoni Pizza

You only thought you didn’t have any pepperoni in the fridge! They say pepperoni is the most popular pizza topping in the United States.  I’m sure that the vast majority of that comes on delivery pizzas and your local town or chain pizzerias.  When we think of artisan pizza, pepperoni isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.  In fact, it’s the opposite…you’ll almost never see pepperoni on any artisan…Read More…

A Couple Tomato Pies

Written By Brad English
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 Written Recipes

I have been drooling and laughing and hoping to meet Bob Radcliffe some day as we’ve been posting and reading the wonderful articles about his Tomato Pie journey here on Pizza Quest. Keep them coming Bob!  Don’t stop when you’ve run out of things to say about your Tomato Pies — let’s see about getting you into some cheese making next!  Or, perhaps let us in on some of your…Read More…

Pizza R-o-P

I hope you had a chance to look at my Rack o’ Pork recipe.  If not, I’ll wait a second to continue here. Go on, go back and read it.  I won’t wait for you to make it, but I hope after reading that recipe and this pizza recipe that you’ll be making plans to pick up a rack this weekend. It isn’t easy coming up with pizza recipes to…Read More…

Oven Roasted Rack o’ Pork!

Written By Brad English
Thursday, 10 April 2014 Written Recipes

I just found the pizza and sandwich topping of the year!  You heard it here first. In this post I’ll tell you how to make it and, in future posts, how to use it on pizzas and also how to make the King of all Cheese-(Pork) Steak sandwiches, with the left overs. Here’s the background story: I was looking to play with my Primavera one weekend not long ago.  I…Read More…

Spicy Roasted Pistachio Pizza

Written By Brad English
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 Written Recipes

I was shooting a scene for a commercial recently on a sidewalk in Beverly Hills.  Between set ups, I wandered into a juice bar and found a little jar of spicy Mediterranean pistachios sitting on the counter.  I bought them as a snack, but as soon as I tasted them, I thought “Pizza”!  These would make a great option for a pepperoni-like vegetarian pizza.  Pistachios add a nice crunch that…Read More…

Wood Fired Bo Ssam Miracle

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 Written Recipes

Happy New Year! This is my first belated post in this calendar year we’ve now entered. 2014!  It can be a wonderful thing to start into a new year.  There are all of our hopes and dreams before us. Yet it’s also bittersweet because we are leaving behind yet another moment of our lives, or a measure of time. Time seems to move faster and faster as we get older….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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