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Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart

Peter’s Pesto Genovese

Written By Brad English
Sunday, 16 January 2011 Written Recipes

Perfect timing! My wife, Shanna, and I went wine tasting with a few friends this weekend.  It was a long planned trip up to Malibu Wines where they have an outdoor tasting room with picnic tables, live music and a beautiful setting in the Santa Monica Mountains off Mulholland Hwy.  We were lucky that we had a little local global warming this weekend, as it’s been quite cold here in…Read More…

Peter’s Pesto Genovese

Written By Brad English
Sunday, 16 January 2011 Uncategorized

Perfect timing! We went wine tasting with a few friends this weekend.  It was a long planned trip up to Malibu Wines where they have an outdoor tasting room with picnic tables, live music and a beautiful setting in the Santa Monica Mountains off Mulholland Hwy.  We were lucky that we had a little local global warming this weekend, as it’s been quite cold here in sunny California. I thought…Read More…

Learning Knowledge to Make Pizza

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 15 January 2011 Links

Join Norma on her one woman quest to learn how to master the craft of pizza. She shares her adventure and her growing knowledge, with lots of photos!!

http://learningknowledgetomakepizza.blogspot.com/

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 15 January 2011 Links

One woman’s quest to master the craft of pizza. Follow Norma as she shares her adventure and her accumulated knowledge.

Pesto Genovese

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 Written Recipes

  Note to readers: This is an excerpt from my book, American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza (Ten Speed Press). This recipe is one of my most requested and I think it rivals any pesto recipe I’ve seen or tried anywhere. Let me know what you think when you try it. When I first discovered pesto about 35 years ago I thought the heavens had opened and revealed…Read More…

It Just Keeps Getting Better

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 Peter's Blog

This week on PizzaQuest we introduce you to the Sweet Water Gypsies, two pizzaiolas from southern Utah. Look in the Instructionals section, posting on Thursday, for the video we made together featuring a wonderful arugula topped pizza with fresh mozzarella, grana padana cheese, bacon and crushed tomato sauce (the recipe for the sauce was posted last week). Also on Thursday, in our ongoing series of fundamental culinary building blocks, I’ll post a…Read More…

The Sweet Water Gypsies

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 Written Recipes

This week’s Instructional video comes from our weekend at The Fire Within Conference in Boulder, Colorado. When the conference ended we gathered some of the oven owners and filmed a number of demonstrations in the Forno Bravo ovens mounted on Fire Within mobile rigs. We’ll be sharing more of these with you during the coming weeks. This time around, meet the Sweet Water Gypsies, two serious pizzaiolas, Monica and Beth,…Read More…

Pizza as Self Expression

Written By John Arena
Saturday, 08 January 2011 Guest Bloggers

Lately I’ve been thinking about pizza as a form of self expression. On a recent holiday shopping expedition I found myself fascinated by what are called Fine Art Galleries in the mall. I’m sure you’ve seen them, places that sell the mass-produced work of a particular “artist” who seems to be capable of turning out thousands of paintings at an alarming rate, each new one eerily similar to the last….Read More…

Coming Attractions

Week Four is now in session, so here’s a preview of what’s coming during Week Five, beginning January 17th: –More from Pizzeria Mozza–this time a trip to LaBrea Bakery to see where and how the Mozza dough is made. You’ll love the big mixers and how this unique dough comes together. This is the third in our seven-part Pizzeria Mozza series. –Part Two of John Arena’s Guest Column on Pizza…Read More…

Crushed Tomato Pizza Sauce

Written By Peter Reinhart
Friday, 07 January 2011 Written Recipes

Now that we’ve posted two easy to make pizza dough recipes, let’s continue to build our repertoire of fundamental pizza components. During the next few months we’ll post not only these really basic recipes, the essential culinary tool box, so to speak, but also more elaborate recipes and finished dishes, as well as videos with techniques for mixing and shaping dough and such. But for now, let’s focus on a…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