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Caleb Schiff

Caleb Schiff is a self-taught pizzaiolo living in Flagstaff, AZ. After traveling on his bike through northern Italy in 2007, he set out to build a wood-fired oven in his backyard. Since the oven’s construction, his pursuit to create the perfect neapolitan pizza has been insatiable. He recently returned to Italy for another 34 day bike ride, focusing this trip on traveling in the southern half of the country. His website’s name and work on creating pizza, hearth breads, and other Italian cuisine has been named ‘pizzicletta,’ which is the synthesis of his passions for both pizza and bicycling. His current blog, Peel and Crust, as well as his travel blogs which includes his visits to innumerable Italian pizzerias and the Molino Caputo plant, can be found at

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Vision Statement

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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