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Coming Attractions, Week of July 18th

It’s mid-summer now, the tomatoes are coming in like crazy, baseball has started its second season, football pre-season practice might actually get the green light this week, and everybody is trying to get some R&R. This week, I’m taking some time off from Pizza Quest and calling in to the bullpen for relief. Brad English will be doing a Brad’s Blog this week in place of the Peter’s Blog, and we’ll post it on Tuesday. It’s a terrific retrospective piece that gives a little glimpse of the roots of Pizza Quest, at least Brad’s roots as a man on a quest — kind of a prequel! You’ll enjoy reading it.

Brad will also be offering you a treat on Wednesday when he posts his latest kitchen creation– a pizza he calls T.J.’s Asparagus Pizza, which is based on a recipe one of our members sent in!  Join up and keep the ideas coming.  I know that ever since he caught wind of the notion of shaving fresh asparagus into threads he’s been thinking about this one. A great summer pizza!!

And, on Friday we introduce you to our newest guest columnist, Teresa Greenway, who will be serving as our resident sourdough expert. In her first Guest Column, she shares with us her method for making sourdough pizza crust, and you will also find out information for how to get a free download of her sourdough baking book and a link to her excellent website. All that on Friday!!

I’ll be back next week and we’ll post the newest webisode in our Cass House series as well as all sorts of other cool stuff. As you know, there’s always something new here at Pizza Quest!



Colleen Reep

You mentioned creating sourdough on on Artisan Bread making and Perfect Pizza. Could you please send me the information? I somehow killed my 20+ year old start and have had no success generating a new one. I miss my wonderful sourdough. Help!

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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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