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Anthony Mangieri, Part 3

Welcome back everyone! Okay, this segment almost requires you to pour yourself a cup of coffee or espresso and kick back, while joining Anthony and me as we talk about his life and journey. Those who know Anthony will attest to the fact that he is an extremely thoughtful individual, with a deep spiritual intuition. And, if you’ve had his pizzas, you’ve experienced this depth, not through his words but…Read More…

Peter’s Blog: Upcoming Adventures, Pizza Expo and Beyond

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, Just a few weeks till the big gathering in Las Vegas for Pizza Expo 2019 as well as for the very first Artisan Baking Expo, happening in the adjacent hall. I know many of you are already planning to be there, and others may still be deciding whether it’s worth the time and money (it is, I promise). And, of course, many of you won’t be there but…Read More…

“I Don’t Compromise,” Anthony Mangieri, Part 2

Welcome back! As promised, here’s the second part of our ongoing series of webisodes with Anthony Mangieri, founder of Una Pizza Napoletana. In this episode, Anthony takes us deeper into his personal story; his striving for excellence and ongoing personal growth. I find it interesting that, while Anthony works on a narrow canvas of just one style of pizza with only a few menu options for the customer, it’s not…Read More…

New Webisode Series, Part One: Anthony Mangieri, “I Don’t Compromise”

Hi Again, Here’s the beginning of a new webisode series featuring the legendary Anthony Mangieri, founder of Una Pizza Napoletana. This segment is just a short teaser, but I promise to post Part Two next week, when we get into the heart of it all with Anthony. This series was shot in San Francisco, before he moved Una back to NYC, where he originally launched it about 15 years ago….Read More…

Guest Column: Bob Radcliffe

Written By Bob Radcliffe
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 Guest Columns

Note from Peter: Welcome to 2019!  Here’s a fun way to kick off the new year: our old friend and guest columnist, Bob Radcliffe, is at it again! Many of you know of his Ben Franklin Society at Lynch Creek Farm, and his ongoing pizza and food events in rural Rocky Ford, North Carolina, but now he’s onto a whole new adventure. I’ll let him tell you about it here,…Read More…

Guest Column: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Joseph Calcagno

Note from Peter: Thank you to our friend and regular guest columnist, Joseph Calcagno, for this holiday reflection, as he looks back over a year filled with a number of indelible pizza memories. This man takes the quest seriously, as I’m sure many of you do as well. Please let me know if you, like Joseph, would like to share some of your pizza adventures here. The more the merrier!…Read More…

Exciting News About Pizza Quest

Written By Peter Reinhart
Monday, 19 November 2018 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, I’ve been teasing this for months but, at long last, a seven episode season of Pizza Quest has now launched on the new BluPrint network. BluPrint is a spin off of Craftsy.com, the leading digital site for instructional courses on nearly every imaginable subject, and now, Craftsy has been acquired by NBC/Universal, and they then created a new subscription network that allows subscribers access to all the Craftsy…Read More…

New Webisode: Brigit Binns, Wood-Fire Cooking Part 3

We’re back with Part 3 of our wood-fired mini-class with the talented Brigit Binns, and her equally talented “Cinder-Fella,” husband Casey Biggs. Here, at the Forno Bravo Wood-fired Expo,  held at the beautiful Talbott Vineyards in Carmel Valley, CA,  they demonstrate their own colorful version of a Mediterranean-inspired chorizo-fennel pizza. Brigit always has lots of cooking tips for us, and Casey has figured out a few things, too, regarding how…Read More…

Planning Your Pizza Exit Strategy

Michael Shepherd
Written By Michael Shepherd
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 Guest Columns

Note from Peter: I ran into “World Pizza Champion” Michael Shepherd last week in Atlantic City at the Northeast Pizza & Pasta Show, where he was offering presentations to pizzeria owners on how to run a more successful, profitable operation. He told me he’d been working on a concise summary of his best tips for creating an exit strategy, and offered to share them here on Pizza Quest. As always,…Read More…

Guest Column: Anthony Saporito’s Quest

Anthony Saporito
Written By Anthony Saporito
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 Guest Columns

Note from Peter: We always say here that it’s more about the quest than it is about the pizza, but Anthony Saporito, the co-founder of Urban Fire in Madison, NJ, has vividly brought those two aspects together, as he describes his own journey in the following guest column. He and I plan to meet up in Atlantic City next week at the Northeast Pizza & Pasta Show (Oct. 3rd and…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.

Peter’s Books

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

...and other books by Peter Reinhart, available on Amazon.com