|Nancy Glass Productions cooking show set at Pat's Steaks in South Philadelphia|
On a warm and windy Friday night in South Philadelphia’s Italian Market area, three amateur chefs and three notable names from the local food scene – Frank Olivieri, Michele Pulaski, and Pete Ciarrocchi – assembled at Pat’s Steaks to film the pilot of a cooking show that will be shopped to all major networks. The brains behind the shoot was none other than Nancy Glass, a veteran on-air personality (the syndicated Evening Magazine) and producer (shows such as Bubba-Q and Get Trucked).
On Friday, November 1, a triangular space next to Pat’s Steaks 1237 E. Passyunk Avenue sandwich stand was cordoned off and used as a makeshift stage for three nonprofessional cooks (as yet unnamed) and three Philly food personalities: Pat’s Steaks CEO Frank Olivieri, food writer Michele Pulaski, and Chickie & Pete’s owner/checkered sports jacket enthusiast Pete Ciarrocchi. Bright lights and video cameras surrounded the set, and the contestants worked on their original dishes using black stoves, rows of kitchen utensils, and metal racks filled with Philly-style ingredients such as soft pretzels, cheesesteaks, and Scrapple.
Nancy Glass Productions has placed shows such as My Design Life, Dangerous Grounds, Kitchen Impossible, and Ultimate Wedding Guide with channels including the E! Entertainment Network, Food Network, Animal Planet, HGTV, and A&E.
Photos ©A.D. Amorosi for Glamorosi Magazine 2013
Posted on Sunday, November 3, 2013