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Pizza Talk: Massimiliano Saieva and Alex Manzo: The Roman Pizza Academy Part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 Pizza Talk

Roman-style pizza, when done right, is destined to be the next big trend now that the Detroit-style wave has tipped over and found its footing. And when I say “done right,” I mean done the way Massimiliano Saieva does it. He and his business partner, Alex Manzo (of Manzo Foods) stole the show the past few years at Pizza Expo and The Northeast Pizza & Pasta Show with their breathtaking…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 29 August 2020 Pizza Talk

This week Scott celebrates his favorite pizza box artist of all time, Luca Chancho. Who is Luca Chancho, you might ask? You’ll have to tune in and watch this episode but you are sure to not only learn something about pizza box art but, also, have a new appreciation of the term “story board.” Take it away, Scott….

Pizza Talk: “Short Takes”: Nino Coniglio

Written By Peter Reinhart
Friday, 28 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Welcome to the beginning of a new series that we plan to run every once in a while. We call it “Short Takes” and it features some of our guests answering one question: “What does pizza mean to you?” In time, we expect there will be an interesting array of answers and here, to kick it off, is Nino Coniglio, whose life was, quite literally, saved by pizza. Hear what…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Nino Coniglio, Brooklyn is in the House, Part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 27 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Nino Coniglio and his Brooklyn Pizza Crew have taken the pizza world by storm, whether through their videos, competitions, and, of course, the amazing pizzas that have helped put Williamsburg Pizza on the culinary destination map. Talking with Nino is like stepping into a Martin Scorcese film — the man has, shall we say, lived a full, large life. But, this former wild child of the pizza world has been…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Nino Coniglio — Brooklyn is in the House! Part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Nino Coniglio and his Brooklyn Pizza Crew have taken the pizza world by storm, whether through their videos, competitions, and, of course, the amazing pizzas that have helped put Williamsburg Pizza on the culinary destination map. Talking with Nino is like stepping into a Martin Scorcese film — the man has, shall we say, lived a full, large life. But, this former wild child of the pizza world has been…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week, with Scott Wiener #12: The Dark-Side of the Scandinavian Soul — the “Omnipolis Hat” Pizza Box

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 22 August 2020 Uncategorized

Hang onto your hats this week because Scott is about to reveal the deep, dark Swedish soul through two strangely compelling boxes most of you have probably never seen before. Omnipolis Hat is the name of the pizzeria in Stockholm and their box will, frankly, blow your mind, as will a second box (yes, another twofer from Scott!) that taps into the grim (think Grimm) mythic folkloric tradition of Scandinavia…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Jonathan Goldsmith, il Padrone, Spacca Napoli, part 3

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 20 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Jonathan Goldsmith is beloved in the pizza community for many reasons, not least of which is the extraordinary pizza he and his team make at Chicago’s landmark Spacca Napoli pizzeria. We first interviewed Jonathan on Pizza Quest back in 2018, so if you’d like to read it (highly advised) go to https://www.fornobravo.com/pizzaquest/?s=jonathan+goldsmith&submit=Search . But, in this new Pizza Talk 3-part interview Jonathan, who is affectionately known at the restaurant as…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Jonathan Goldsmith, Il Padrone, Spacca Napoli, Part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Jonathan Goldsmith is beloved in the pizza community for many reasons, not least of which is the extraordinary pizza he and his team make at Chicago’s landmark Spacca Napoli pizzeria. We first interviewed Jonathan on Pizza Quest back in 2018, so if you’d like to read it (highly advised) go to https://www.fornobravo.com/pizzaquest/interview-jonathan-goldsmith-2/ . But, in this new Pizza Talk 3-part interview Jonathan, who is affectionately known at the restaurant as il…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Jonathan Goldsmith, Spacca Napoli’s Padrone, Part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Jonathan Goldsmith is beloved in the pizza community for many reasons, not least of which is the extraordinary pizza he and his team make at Chicago’s landmark Spacca Napoli pizzeria. We first interviewed Jonathan on Pizza Quest back in 2018, so if you’d like to read it (highly advised) go to https://www.fornobravo.com/pizzaquest/interview-jonathan-goldsmith-2/ . But, in this new Pizza Talk 3-part interview Jonathan, who is affectionately known at the restaurant as il…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener #11: The Chicago Deep Dish Box

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 15 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Scott Wiener is back with another one of his more than 1,500 boxes, this time paying homage to classic Chicago-style deep dish pizza. When you think about it, these tall, heavy pizzas need a box of their own, strong enough to stand up to the unique size and weight. And Scott is here to tell us all about them in another episode of Pizza Box of the Week. Take it…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