Grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He spent many years as the owner operator of the Avery Ranch near Columbia, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He was the head of back stage hospitality for the Grateful dead and Bill Graham presents for 8 years. Currently he lives with his wife and family in Homer Alaska.
Other books by Jim Stearns:
Women and Gold
The story of three best friends as they grow from boys to men during the Social upheaval of the 60’s and 70’s experiencing radical politics, college, war, spirituality, sex, AIDS, money, drugs and rock and roll.
has a long culinary history beginning over 30 years ag He moved to the Avery Ranch in 1976 and landed a cooking job on an excursion train. To create some income, Jim and Doug started hosting dinner parties at the ranch with entertainment about once a month. Here, Douhg learned how to cool for large groups under difficult circumstances. Many parties later, coupled with numerous restaurant jobs, the way was paved for the large scale catering necessary for backstage catering. He has been a restaurant owner, a musician and an author. He is married n a lives in Sonora California
Other books by Doug Vanderberg
Party Lights – Healthy Party Foods and Earthwise Entertaining
Express cuisine: Real food real fast : easy to prepare traditional, contemporary and ethnic foods, ready in 30 minutes
The trails cook book
Cover illustration for Feeding the Dead by Don Callarman
Photos of the Dead taken at the ranch by Mitchell Lane
All other photos are from the authors collection