Most of the photography for Heirloom Beans: Recipes from Rancho Gordo has ended. Our last day was at Jimtown in the Alexander Valley during the height of a heat wave.
Stylist and Queen of Jimtown, Carrie Brown, checks things out through Sara Remington's lens. Sara's friend Jay was assisting.
What must have been the hottest day of the year did nothing to dampen our enthusiasm for the pot pie created by Brian Streeter of Cakebread Cellars. Even without the topping, this dish had everyone drooling and ready to devour it after the shot was taken.
Here's a shot of Carrie's dog Moses. He looks like he's left us, but he perked right up when we cut into the pot pie and followed us, looking for crumbs and scraps.
Speaking of books, Ken Albala's Beans: A History just arrived on my desk and it promises to be great. I can't wait to dig in. I'll report back but you can order it now if you can't wait.