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Peter’s Blog, January 6th, 2012, Good News!

Written By Peter Reinhart
Friday, 06 January 2012 Peter's Blog

Didn’t want you to wonder where we were but we’re still on holiday break. Today is Epiphany, the 12th Day of Christmas, and traditionally the day celebrated as the visitation and gifts of the Magi, the three wise men. We’ve kept our tree up and our Christmas lights on and now, in our neighborhood at least, we’re apparently the only ones left still celebrating Christmas. When our tree goes out to the curb on Monday it will probably be the only one not already picked up and turned into mulch. Too bad since twelve days is way better than one or two — it’s always nice to “keep the lights shining.”  Regardless, we’ve been enjoying our break but look forward to resuming regular postings soon.

In the meantime, though, I wanted to share some good news with you. Sometime about mid-January the new issue of Better Homes and Gardens will hit the news stands and there’s a terrific article on pizza in it featuring, yes, me. Please spread the word — some excellent recipes and tips as well as great photos. I’m hoping it leads more folks back to us here at PQ, as the magazine has something like 3 million readers worldwide. It will technically be their February issue but it actually comes out around the 16th of January. Let us know what you think of it when you see it — you can comment right here in this section.

Okay, I’m off to savor the final few minutes of Epiphany. Hope you all had a peaceful, regenerative holiday break filled with, as our friend Albert Grande, at Pizza says, “Pizza on Earth….”





Merry Christmas, Peter!

Glad to see we aren’t the only ones with a tree still up! Are you in Charlotte? I’d love to meet you for a slice at Pie Town, if you’re up to it!

Best Wishes,
Ken, JWU Culinary Class of ’02, BS ’06
your unofficial TA/ nuissance in ’03

Carrie Hegnauer

Congratulations on the Better Homes and Gardens – you have been my bread hero for a long time and and now my webisode hero. So cool to watch you grow. See you around the office.


Good for you Peter, I’ll see if I can locate a copy. Have a great new year!


Vici Bush

I was given your name by a friend and before I could look you up on line, I came across the article in BH&G. Thanks for sharing your recipe’s and bread secrets.


Thank you all for your notes. The Better Homes and Gardens story has reached a lot of people, judging by all the e-mails I’ve gotten and also how many people at work who I didn’t know were subscribers told me they saw the story. Very cool, and my thanks to BH&G for featuring me. If you haven’t already grabbed a copy, they probably will be replaced by the March issue next week on the newstands, and then I’ll be yesterday’s news.

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