The backyard of the Cook's Country house -- yes, it is a real place with real barns!
A break with Bridget
Bridget and I during a break from filming.
Stephanie is our Associate Producer for both of our TV shows and our new public radio show.
Ena, one of our kitchen assistants, standing on the front porch of the Cook's Country house.
Setting up the lights for our outdoor barbecue day.
Dan taking a quick break during our outdoor grilling day.
Three hunting dogs down at Sherman's where I get my morning coffee.
Gina is our Assistant Test Kitchen Director.
Brenda and Jan
Brenda handles make-up and also records every scene and take during filming. Jan is our director. (He also loves motorcycles and we always take an evening ride during filming.)
Erin is our Test Kitchen Director and also appears on the show itself as a cook.
Incredible, hot, glazed apple fritters.
The crew gets very excited about the eating as well as the filming. Each year, there is a contest for whomever gained the most weight.
The crew from left to right: Jan, Stephen, Tom, Peter, Michael and Ken.
Ken owns a Chinese motorcycle (more or less an old BMW) and loves to take people for a ride. This is Axel, a neighbor, who dropped by to say hello and ended up in the sidecar.
A dark, rainy day in the country.
Erin in her room, preparing for her first appearance on set.
Ken and Melissa
Ken, one of our cameramen (and a very good singer) and Melissa, our Producer.
Erin and I on set.
A few of the crew and I got together to play a few songs at the wrap party: Amy, The Weight, and Mr. Charlie.
Melissa and Erin
Melissa and Erin at the wrap party.