Chef Pascual Xg of Beebe’s in Long Island City has been making pizza for over 10 years. He talked passionately about pizza and it was super inspiring. He was nice enough to show me each step and explained his process. He has big plans for his future in pizza making and I wish him all the luck.
My behind-the-scenes project took me to Mama’s Too, a slice joint in the Upper West Side. I have eaten there once before and immediately felt in love with their square slices. The crust is crunchy and airy.
While my main goal for this project has always been to capture candid moments in the kitchen, another goal is to meet the people in the kitchen. Frank Tuttolomondo, owner of Mama’s Too, is super passionate about his craft. It was such a joy chatting with him about all things pizza.
Please check out some of the photos I took at Mama’s Too.
It's been a while since I had such a strong reaction to pizza. That first bite of Emily's signature pie (mozzarella, pistachios, truffle sottocenere, honey), totally blew my mind. It's been difficult to stray away from this pie but trust me when I say everything on the menu is superb.
Thank you Matt and Emily for letting me spent some time in the restaurant and snapping some photos. Check it out after the jump.