Series Pizza Quest

It's more about the quest than the pizza, and the quest never ends.

Join the conversation!  Pizza Quest is certainly about pizza, but it’s so much more!  It’s an engaging celebration of artisanship in all its shapes and forms. Award winning author Peter Reinhart interviews many of the greatest pizza makers in the world, as well as growers, cheese makers, millers, and food producers of all kinds who all who have one thing in common: an unquenchable drive to experience and express the highest level of excellence in their work, and to share it with their friends, family, and customers.  Peter explores the varying journeys that led them to achieve prominence in their fields, and also offers listeners demonstrations of their craft, whether making their signature pizzas, or taking us on an in-depth tasting tour of their olive oil, tomatoes, cheeses, and toppings. As Peter is fond of saying, “It’s more about the quest than the pizza, and the quest never ends.”

 

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A Pizza Quest Golden Oldie: Bagels with the Yodi’s

A Pizza Quest Golden Oldie: Bagels with the Yodi’s

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As we review and repost some of the most popular shows of the past year, the bagel theme is still the hot nationwide trend. In this episode, our beloved pizza Yodi's, John Arena and Brian Spangler, return to explore their latest obsession. They are joined by the "Bagel Whisperer," (or maybe, better, "The Gandalf of Bagels"), Philip Korshak, ...
A Pizza Quest Golden Oldie: Wylie Dufresne of Stretch Pizza

A Pizza Quest Golden Oldie: Wylie Dufresne of Stretch Pizza

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Previous Pizza Quest guest Chef Wylie Dufresne recently had an extensive cameo in the momentous season ending episode of "The Bear" on Hulu. The episode features appearances from many of the chefs (both real and imaginary) that inspired the restaurant in the show, so it seems timely to look back on our conversation with Wylie from the Fall of ...
Rerun: The Rise and Fall of Korshak’s Bagels

Rerun: The Rise and Fall of Korshak’s Bagels

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Korshak Bagels, nestled in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market neighborhood, was like the mouse that roared. Producing only 1,000 hand-shaped sourdough bagels a day, Philip Korshak‘s love-child of a bagelry garnered national press during its brief two-year run, and elicited deep mourning and lines two blocks long during its ...
Charles Wekselbaum

Charles Wekselbaum

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We are joined this week by Charles Wekselbaum, owner and head salumeriest for Charlito's Cocina, makers of fine charcuterie. Is it salumi or salami? We'll find out, as Charles guides Peter through a tasting of three of his most popular Spanish-influenced products, and explains how he transforms fresh meat products into cured and fermented ...
Tim Lorsch

Tim Lorsch

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This week's guest is a long time friend of mine (we go back to 7th grade together, circa 1963), Tim Lorsch, Nashville musician/sideman, who has created a one-man performance piece called "The Suitcase." The show was inspired when Tim unexpectedly received an old suitcase that had formerly belonged to his great uncle before being sent to ...
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Dave Ravanesi

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Peter's brother Harry was with Peter the day they discovered Pizzeria Beddia about eight years ago. They watched together as Joe Beddia rocketed to superstardom in the pizza world (not because of us, but our timing was pretty good). So, when Harry called Peter a few weeks ago, excited to have found "the next Pizzeria Beddia," he was taken ...
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Domenico Tolomeo

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Welcome back to Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart. Our guest this week is Domenico Tolomeo, World Pizza Champions team member, owner of Taglio Pizza in Minneola, NY, and corporate chef for Orlando Foods (importers of Caputo Flour and many other made-in-Italy food products). Domenico, affectionately known in the industry as Mimmo, shares with us ...
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Paul Tiffany of Lloyd Pans

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In this episode we welcome Paul Tiffany, director of product engineering at Lloyd Pans, to update us on the latest new pan pizza products and to explain the unique manufacturing process that allows Lloyd Pans to respond and customize pans so quickly for the pizza and other food service industries. He also shows us a very cool new product for ...