My favorite photo assignments for Cary Living Magazine are definitely the food ones. There's always at least one per issue. I've become a lot more comfortable with taking pictures of food just from photographing my own recipes for this blog. So I really love getting to do it for the magazine too. It has helped me grow and learn so much as a photographer. I also love getting to meet passionate people and see how they run and operate their businesses.
I had a blast meeting up with Amber Faulisi at Pizzeria Faulisi and getting a tour and an inside look at how they make their homemade pizzas. It's located right beside Bond Brothers. The modern aesthetic and simplicity of the decor immediately caught my eye when I walked inside. So beautiful!
The huge glass windows allow for lots of natural light and a great view of main street. The family pictures on the wall added that personal touch that I love when visiting a family run business and made me feel like I was being served fresh family recipes in their home. But the show-stopper was definitely the wood-fire brick oven with their name personalized on the top. Gorgeous! The oven was made by Stefano Ferrara, whose family makes brick ovens for restaurants all over the world.
Amber made a delicious homemade margherita pizza from scratch using nothing but fresh ingredients. Margherita pizza's are simple and consist of fresh dough, robust and salty tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. The pizza then went in a hickory and oak fueled brick oven for several minutes and came out piping hot and smelling fabulous. It tasted even better!