Pictured above: my growing To Do list.
It’s always great having a fellow foodie on set. Even better if that fellow foodie is also an accomplished cook just brimming with awesome recipes and culinary secrets. Such is the case with the indomnitable Joe Strazzeri – bon vivant, culinary composer, and, oh yeah!, A Camera Dolly Grip on Dark Matter. A super guy, great at what he does, and a real pleasure to work with.
And as if waking up at 4 a.m. and working twelve hour days isn’t enough, Joe keeps fit by hauling sandbags around set!
Last week, Joe surprised me with a jar of his home made chili oil. I didn’t get a chance to try it right away – but Akemi did. The next day, while I was at work, she sent me the following text:
And moments later:
I think that if this whole Dolly Grip thing doesn’t pan out, Joe has a promising career in the luxury food industry.