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Our producer, Melissa, at one of our staff dinners during filming of Cook's Country.
The first day of filming is always on the porch where I do my historical introductions.
Michael, one of our cameramen, stands (or sits) in for me during a lighting check.
Our director, Jan, who always does a terrific job. (Nice guy, too!)
Julia, looking radiant on set.
A crown roast of pork that is also looking radiant!
Giles, our sound technician, looks over his brand-new control board.
The back of the house is used for lunches and touch football.
Erin gives the crew a heads-up before the start of her cooking segment.
The kitchen staff at one of our weekly staff meals.
Dionne, who ended up singing with our pick-up band at the wrap party.
Erin, who runs our test kitchen in Boston, and Julia at the staff dinner.
Nick is one of our editors/test cooks and comes from South Dakota. He is quite the hunter but, like a Vermonter, he keeps his knowledge to himself!
Local dog who came looking for lunch.
The setup for the outdoor grilling/BBQ day. We had perfect weather this year—no clouds and no wind.
Our director, Jan, with our producer, Melissa.
Ken, one of our cameramen, is raising money to fight ALS—here we are posed with his t-shirt.
The back kitchen at Cook's Country.
The cornfield behind the Cook's Country house.
Brenda, who does both makeup and also records the various takes which are used for editing purposes later. She is the heart and soul of the shoot—funny and a lovely person.