Wednesday, November 19
Here you see Lena, another special guest of Ina's who you'll meet in tonight's episode. One of the first things we did was go to Main Beach, where Ina has filmed before, and shoot personal interviews. It was very pretty, but still kinda chilly.
(Lena actually has a story somewhat similar to Ina's. After working in the corporate world for a few years, Lena decided to open her own bakery in San Francico called Sweet Face, even though she had limited experience in the field. From what she told me, the business is starting to be pretty successful. I'll have to give it a try next time I'm out there!)
Here is Ina's kitchen that you see on TV... just a little more cluttered. On the right in the white shirt was one of the cameramen. He was very Jamie Oliver-esque (a lot of the people working on Ina's show are from the UK).
The woman in the blue shirt in the middle is Ina's assistant, Barbara Libath. We had the pleasure of spending the day with her. She's truly one of the nicest people I've met. She gets to work on recipes every day with Ina and seems to have a ball doing it. She's been on the show before and will be in the episode tonight.
You can see some of the decorations they had up for this Thanksgiving-themed episode in this pic. We filmed the party scene at night, so you might be seeing the barn in a whole new way. Exciting exciting.