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Let’s say you were on a mission to uncover the best places in Portland for breakfast. Would you a) Google it; b) head to The Pearl; or c) hire a brunch sherpa? While Google may result in an array of choices and The Pearl may suffice, the correct answer is C. Why? Because hiring a brunch sherpa […]
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Epic Hashcapade Photo Session

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I love Jackie Donnelly Baisa, I do! Not only is she a fabulous photographer but she is also an enthusiastic foodie and curator of hash! After all, her tweet about Toulouse Petit in Seattle and their delicious Pork Cheek Hash caught my eye. We then met over Corned Beef Hash at Hi Spot Cafe and hatched a plot for an epic hashcapade photo session – voilà!

Andrea and Brent Moore's lovely kitchen.

So where to tackle a marathon session featuring 6 different hashes? Why the lovely kitchen of my dear friends, Andrea and Brent Moore. I’ve been known to commandeer their kitchen to make Braised Short Ribs over Gorgonzola Polenta with Gremolata and share a fabulous bottle of wine with them and Lisa. This time would be no different and I couldn’t be more grateful – Thanks!

Yours truly - hashing up a tsunami of flavor!

For my upcoming book, Hashcapades: The Art of the Perfect Hash Adventure, I needed a killer cover photo, author photo, plus six new shots to replace my past shortcomings as a photographer of hash. For the record, even my decent photos look like cave drawings compared to Jackie’s perfectly styled and exquisite photos!

We worked in tandem as a team, like food choreographers. I led with twirling fire in a pan to create the hash and she swooped in to plate and style the hash with the grace of a ballerina. She then waltzed over to the breakfast nook, leapt onto a chair and coaxed the best pixels out of my hash!

Jackie working her magic.

We continued for almost 6 hours, sampling the goods here and there, improvising to simplify recipes and generally have a fabulous time. And so, without further ado, I’m pleased to present the gorgeous and creative photos that will set the culinary world on fire when my hashcapade book is published!

Hanger Steak Hash with Chipotle Cream Sauce
Apple Pork and Romesco Sauce
Stacked Chicken Hash with Spicy Cream Sauce
Herbs and spices - very nice!
Chicken Chipotle Nacho Hash
Salmon and Chips Hash
Smoked Trout Hash
Yours truly and Jackie at the end - still smiling!

If you are not drooling on your keyboard by now, you either have no keyboard or you are an inhuman, web-crawling machine! Thank you again, Jackie, for an epic hashcapade photo session, and Andrea and Brent for letting us make hash magic in your kitchen!

Happy Hashcapades,
Clark

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6 Responses to “Epic Hashcapade Photo Session”

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  1. denise

    Congrats — and beautiful photos by Jackie. She’s such an amazing gal, such a joy to be around and how lucky you got to spend all that time together working with such wonderful food!! So hungry looking at the photos, bravo!

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