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Pizza Talk: Sourdough Pizza with Dan and the Yodi’s’s, Part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Now that Dan Richer has joined the Yodi discussion with John Arena and Brian Spangler it was inevitable that we’d see one of his doughs in action. This time around he makes a pizza in his home kitchen using his signature method of sourdough starter with a small spike of commercial yeast. In future episodes we’ll be meeting with other great pizza makers who have moved into the sourdough sector but, at this…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week #4: Hey, Who is that Dawg?

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 27 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Scott Wiener joins us again, as he does every week, with another Pizza Box of the Week from his Guinness Book of Records collection. Your clue for this week is contained in the title, so I won’t say anymore but,  let’s have Scott take it from here to tell you the whole story!  

Pizza Talk: Sourdough Pizza: The Yodi’s Meet with Dan Richer

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 25 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Sourdough Pizza is a major trend in the pizza world these days. In this episode, John Arena and Brian Spangler, our resident Pizza Yodi’s, invite Dan Richer, our newest Yoda, to further explore the category, as well as sharing their own techniques. Brian will show us how he makes his classic version, and later we’ll see how the others do it. You’ll be amazed at how much you will learn…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Sourdough Pizza with Dan Richer and Razza

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Razza Pizza Artigianale has become known as one of the finest, most inventive and in demand pizzerias in the world. It’s founder, Dan Richer, is on a never-ending journey of self-discovery — in both pizza and in life — which makes him the ideal candidate for a Pizza Talk interview. Dan is among a growing cohort of influencers (think Anthony Mangieri, Will Lawrence-Grant, Derek Sanchez, among them) in the movement…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener, #3

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 20 June 2020 Pizza Talk

What would happen if McDonald’s decided to get into the pizza business? While your mind goes berserk and the late great pizza masters turn over in their graves, enjoy the box that Scott brings us this week on his popular Pizza Box of the Week segment. Take it away, Scott!

Pizza Talk: Chris Bianco and Soulfulness, part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 18 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Chris Bianco is, quite possibly, the most beloved pizza maker in America. His nearly mythical ascent within the artisan community was not by any design or marketing campaign but, and this is just my opinion (perhaps shared by many of you), because of an authentic soulfulness that has touched and influenced thousands of people over the past 20+ years. It certainly was not by intentional design because, let’s face it,…Read More…

Pizza Talk: Chris Bianco; Soulfulness, part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Chris Bianco is, quite possibly, the most beloved pizza maker in America. His nearly mythical ascent within the artisan community was not by any design or marketing campaign but, and this is just my opinion (perhaps shared by many of you), because of an authentic soulfulness that has touched and influenced thousands of people over the past 20+ years. It certainly was not by intentional design because, let’s face it,…Read More…

Pizza Talk: It’s All About Those Tomatoes, with Rob DiNapoii, part 2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 Pizza Talk

The new crop of tomatoes are in the ground and, so, while they grow and ripen, it’s time to find out as much as we can about this beloved — and controversial — fruit.  Rob Dinapoli is our go-to guy in these matters. His family owned, multi-generational canned tomato products business is well known in the pizza and food service industry but less so by the general public. As an…Read More…

Pizza Talk: It’s All About Those Tomatoes, with Rob Dinapoli, part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Monday, 15 June 2020 Pizza Talk

The new crop of tomatoes are in the ground and, so, while they grow and ripen, it’s time to find out as much as we can about this beloved — and controversial — fruit.  Rob Dinapoli is our go-to guy in these matters. His family owned, multi-generational canned tomato products business is well known in the pizza and food service industry but less so by the general public. As an…Read More…

Pizza Box of the Week with Scott Wiener, #2.

Written By Scott Wiener
Saturday, 13 June 2020 Pizza Talk

Scott Wiener is back with another pizza box from his world record collection. I don’t want to say too much about this week’s box because it will ruin the fun of playing along as Scott challenges me to guess what is unique about this box. See how many of you can guess its secret but here’s a clue: it’s a bootleg edition of a box that never was. Find out…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