A little while back, our crew had the pleasure of spending some time in L.A. with Dean McDermott (and Tori and the kids, of course) to shoot his new cookbook, The Gourmet Dad: Easy and Delicious Meals the Whole Family Will Love.
Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from our time working on this awesome project between Toronto and Los Angeles. To our discovery, Dean is just as serious about hamming it up for the camera as he is about food.
Word to your mother.
Dean makes a face.
Our lovely prop stylist, Lara, chats with Dean.
Jessica, James’ rep, attempts to go over notes with Dean.
Soon, Margot, soon.
Some end-of-day previews.
When life gives you lemons, toss ’em on the grill.
Moustache look #1.
Quinn senses cooking afoot.
Claudia, our wonderful food stylist, lends a hand for the shoot in L.A.
… and also puts a bunch of lettuce on Dean.
Another day of mouth-watering goodness.
Moustache look #2, Italian edition.
Goofballs with meatballs.
Jessica stands in for a subtle picture with Tori. Okay, maybe not so subtle.
Michael gets a little lonely while waiting for Dean to bring him his dinner.
Just kidding, there’s no such thing as loneliness in this place.
Oh dear god, they bought more dye…
This family is actually so sweet.
Dad signs Stella’s cast.
And finally, a little relaxation for Tori and Dean after a long day of shooting.