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Rachael Ray films a ‘vacation’ on S.J.

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray and her rocker husband, John Cusimano,  visited the San Juans the first week of August to film a show for Food Network. - Robin Jacobson / San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
Celebrity chef Rachael Ray and her rocker husband, John Cusimano, visited the San Juans the first week of August to film a show for Food Network.
— image credit: Robin Jacobson / San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray visited the San Juan Islands Aug. 1-5 to film a segment for her series, “Rachael’s Vacation,” on the Food Network.

The San Juan Islands show will be aired during the upcoming 2008-09 season. For schedule information, visit www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_rv/0,3190,FOOD_30857,00.html

High Noon Entertainment of Burbank, Calif., filmed the show. Other destinations filmed during this July/August West Coast trip included San Francisco and Santa Barbara.

San Juan Island places filmed include Friday Harbor street scenes, Front Street Ale House, the Portals of Welcome and marina, Steps Wine Bar & Café, The Backdoor Kitchen, Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Roche Harbor, Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm, Rocky Bay Cafe and Duck Soup Inn.

Orcas Island places filmed include Eastsound street scenes, the Farmers Market, Rose’s Bakery & Café, Anthony Howe Sculptures and the Inn at Ship Bay.

With Ray was her husband, John Cusimano, lead singer for the group The Cringe.

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