Pizza Talk, Season Two, Episode 4: The Pizza Pilgrims — Living the Dream!
Welcome back to Pizza Talk!
In the fall of 2020 I had the joy of meeting with London-based Thom Elliot over Zoom. Thom is one of the two self-named Pizza Pilgrims, the other being his brother James (who also dropped in for a brief cameo). Their recently released book, Pizza: History, Recipes, Stories, People, Places, Love is their chronicle of a global journey in search of great pizza and how to make it, while driving around in a little Piaggio Ape 3-wheeler van, meeting with some of the greatest pizza makers on both sides of the pond, and, basically, living the Pizza Quest dream. When their pilgrimage ended they returned to London and opened their own mobile, and then, brick and mortar restaurant(s) and, finally, wrote all about it in this lively book.
No need to say much more, as Thom tells us all about it in this fun-filled conversation, and even gives us a tour of their showcase pizzeria in London, where they put everything they learned while on the road into practice. Kick back and take a vicarious trip with the Pizza Pilgrims as Thom Elliot takes us “on the van,” reliving with us the joys of going all in, as the brothers follow their passion.
Recent Articles by Peter Reinhart
- Pizza Quest, Season Three, Episode 1: “Pizza Quest,” the book!
- Pizza Talk, Season Two, Episode 13: The Sourdough Club, Vanessa Kimbell
- Pizza Talk, Season Two, Episode 12: The Cheese Dude Returns!
- Pizza Talk, Season Two, Episode 11: Nathan Myhrvold and Modernist Pizza
- Pizza Talk, Episode 10: Is Buckwheat the Next New Thing? A Conversation with Karen Getz, of Maine Crisp
- Pizza Talk, Season 2, Episode 9: Ken Forkish and The Elements of Pizza
Pizza Quest Info
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.
...and other books by Peter Reinhart, available on Amazon.com