I’m in denial that the calendar turned to fall this week. I’m in denial that the last of this year’s summer fruit will disappear soon from the markets. And I’m especially in denial that I haven’t gone to the beach yet and made John Gorham and Jason French’s Campfire-Glazed Peaches and Figs.
French and Gorham, two Portland chefs who know their way around a fire (and around a beach boil, the topic of a recent Sunset story), made this supremely summery dessert with their families and friends in tow at Oregon’s Rockaway Beach.
What, the forecast is for showers? Not listening.
Here’s how it all came together for them. I’m keeping my fingers crossed I’ll pull it off soon. And you?
— Photos by Coral von Zumwalt