Chef Suvir Saran, of the famed NY restaurant Devi, proposed a visit to his farm in Upstate New York to promote my newest book via TV and a cooking class.Woody came from MN to participate in both events plus lots of delightful experiences--in fact so many I'm dividing the posting into 4 parts. This part 1 is the visit to Ben Fink, photographer of all the heavenly photos in Rose's Heavenly Cakes; visit to my Dad which coincided with my brother's annual visit from the west coast, and arrival at Charlie and Suvir's Farm located in Salem, NY in a valley between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the equally majestic mountains of the Adirondacks. We all slept over the first night and Suvir and Charlie drove us all the way to Saratoga Springs to dine at Max London's, which I had fallen in love with on my previous trip with Elliott this past summer. Ben Fink's stunning log cabin mansion in the woods has a Southwestern theme. Ben and his spouse Joe, have exquisite taste manifested in ever detail of the furnishings and landscape. Ben assured us that the antlers were all collected from fallen, not hunted deer, which enabled us to appreciate their beauty.
THE DINING ROOM CHANDELIER
THE LIVING ROOM WITH A TOWERING CATHEDRAL CEILING
THE "BARBARELLA/SPACE SHIP" SHOWER COMPLETE WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES INCLUDING A PHONE--THEY PLAN TO REPLACE THIS SHOWER!
WOODY PHOTOGRAPHING THE MAJESTIC PETERSBURG PASS BETWEEN MY DAD'S HOUSE IN GRAFTON NY AND WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.
WELCOME TO AMERICAN MARSALA FARM
THIS ROASTER FINDS THE GOATS A LOT MORE FUN THAN HIS HENS AND ALWAYS HANGS OUT IN THEIR PASTURE!
MY LEGALLY BLIND DAD BEING LED CAREFULLY THROUGH THE GOOSE POO BY MY LOVING BROTHER
SUVIR'S WONDERFUL PORTRAIT OF MY DAD
FIRST FROST CREATING MAGICAL DEW DROPS ON A GOOSE FEATHER