Peter Reinhart is the author of 13 books, including the James Beard and IACP Book of the year, "The Bread Baker’s Apprentice."
His books on bread and pizza have won two other James Beard Awards ("Crust & Crumb" and "Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads"). Peter has been a baking instructor at Johnson & Wales University for the past 23 years, as well as a popular traveling teacher at cooking schools across the country, and a product developer for a number of large companies and restaurants. He is also the host of the video podcast Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart, which also runs as an audio podcast on the HRN network. His latest book is based on interviews he conducted with dozens of pizza luminaries during the pandemic, exploring how they pivoted their restaurants to survive and thrive. The guests shared some of their signature pizzas with Peter, who then created what he calls "tribute versions" of 35 different pizzas that can be made by home cooks. Peter lives with his wife, Susan, in Charlotte, North Carolina.