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My Porchetta Pizza(s)

It’s been raining here in Los Angeles a bit lately.  Being hunkered down, I kept thinking about what I could make to eat.  Rain usually means make a stew!  I love stew in the rain.  It tastes better knowing it’s raining and cold outside and you are inside warming your body up as you enjoy a bowl of homemade stew. But, my inner yearning this time kept bringing me to…Read More…

Guest Column: Is Sprouted Pizza Crust Better?

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 Guest Columns

Note from Peter: Douglas Michael, founder of “Columbia County Bread and Granola,” is all-in on sprouted grain. I, too, am a big believer in the many benefits of sprouted grain (I’ve gone on record saying that I believe sprouted wheat is the future of bread), and am a fan of Columbia County’s breads and snack crackers. Recently, Doug sent me some of his new 100% sprouted wheat pizza crusts to…Read More…

New Webisode: Anthony Mangieri, Part 5

Welcome back! Anthony Mangieri has taken us through his process and his pizza philosophy in the previous webisodes but here we begin to get a taste of why I think of him as the “Chopin of pizza” — a minimalist, in the artistic sense, who finds depth and complexity in simplicity. He works on a very narrow pallet, not the broad styles of other pizza artists featured here, like John…Read More…

Interesting Gluten-Free Article and Infographic

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 09 May 2019 Peter's Blog

Note from Peter: I received this very interesting article from Dr. Nikola Djordjevic that sheds valuable light on the gluten-free issue.  It contains a link to a nicely done infographic that I can’t reproduce here but that you can access by clicking on the link below. As a pizza-themed site we don’t spend much time on the gluten-free segment here, but every restaurant operator, as well as most consumers, knows…Read More…

New Webisode: Anthony Mangieri Part 4, The Margherita

Hi Everyone, I’m still gathering photos and my notes from Pizza Expo so, while I continue to work on that, enjoy this latest in our Anthony Mangieri series. If you are just joining us, feel free to scroll down the home page to pick up the previous 3 segments (or you can always go to our “Webisodes” archive). Anthony, one of the most celebrated pizzaiolos in America, takes us through…Read More…

See you this week at Pizza Expo!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Sunday, 03 March 2019 Peter's Blog

Hi Everyone, As noted in an earlier post, this is the big Expo week in Las Vegas. Not only for Pizza Expo 2019 as well but also the very first Artisan Baking Expo, happening in the adjacent hall. I know many of you are already planning to be there. And, of course, many of you won’t be there but would love to know what happened, so I’ll report on that…Read More…

Three Life Lessons from Pizza

Joseph Calcagno
Written By Joseph Calcagno
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 Guest Columns

Note from Peter: Welcome back to guest columnist Joseph Calcagno, whose reflective stories about his own personal quest always bring me great joy. Here, he shares some of the valuable things that pizza has taught him. If any of you would like to add your own life lessons to this list, please write to me at Peter@pizzaquest.com and you too can be a guest columnist. The “quest” is a universal…Read More…

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…

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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