Wayyy back in May I photographed Gabriel Pascuzzi, head chef and owner of Stacked Sandwiches. The Food Network asked me to take a bunch, excuse me, an absurd amount of photos of Gabriel working to use in his introduction video for Beat Bobby Flay. I stuck a lens in his face for awhile. (The Food Network likes to have a plethora of action shots- think 15 images of slicing onions quickly.) Yup- my photos, for a quick second, actually aired on national TV! Pretty cool. The fun part though was meeting Gabriel himself- we had some laughs. And I enjoyed a rare treat- not only did I get to try Gabriel’s food but I was able to try other dishes outside of his amazing sandwiches. (Seriously though, Stacked is great. Go check it out.) I photographed him making fresh pasta. And then I tried his simple (not to make) pasta dish with loads of pepper and parmesan cheese. It ranked up there on one of the top five things I ate of 2018. Gabe… you should add that pasta dish randomly to the Stacked Sandwich lineup. Portlanders will thank me.
Back to Beat Bobby Flay- I didn’t really talk about the photo shoot or post any images until now because, um, well, I couldn’t. I was under
Of alllllll the photos I took- I narrowed it down to a few favorites. Shocking- there are lots of photos of pasta making, a few of Gabriel and maybe one or two sandwiches. Enjoy.