Barinaga Ranch / by M Durquet

Sunday, December 19th was a rainy day spent in the hills behind Novato, where I traveled and got lost with Herbert Gold, stumbling upon some sheep and finally landing at Barinaga ranch. There a lively crowd of fascinating people, a beautifully designed home and delicious meal of ram, (starting with soup and punctuated with salad, ending with Basque cheese in true Basque order and style), awaited. Here are some photos from this day: Herbert Gold (author), Marcia Barinaga (hostess and cheesemaker) and Don A. Glaser (Nobel prize winning physicist).