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Capt. John Wampler

Capt. John Wampler has worked on yachts big and small for more than 25 years. He’s created a repertoire of quick, tasty meals for crew to prepare for themselves to give the chef a break. Contact him through www.yachtaide.com.

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Crew Mess: Ground Philly Cheese Steak

By John Wampler On a delivery from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago on a 68 Sea Ray, we found ourselves delayed near Paducah, Kentucky. The upper Mississippi River …

Crew’s Mess: Bahamian Carrot Cake

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. But in my galley, it is imagination and inspiration that provide …

Crew’s Mess: Beef Empanadas

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Whether it’s a pastel in Indonesia, a calzone in Italy, a gujiya in India, a meat patty in Australia, or Hot Pockets …

Crew’s Mess: Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler More than a millennium ago, the only form of food preservation was by drying, salting or brining. It wasn’t until …

Crew’s Mess: Coconut Custard Pie

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler One of the yachts I manage on a monthly basis is a 70-foot Hatteras. When the owners arrive, I work to teach them …

Crew’s Mess: Chicken and Bocconcini Caprese Salad

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Here is a recipe that I like to use for a flavorful alternative to greens. I like to double the amount of cheese …

Baked Lemony Snickers

By Capt. John Wampler I cannot remember the last time I had the holidays off. November and December typically finds me happily in the warm Bahamas or …

Turkey Pot Pie recipe

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are once again upon us. It seemed like only a few months ago I was making Holiday Ham Balls and Christmas cookies. As …

The silly side of French toast

Sometimes working outside the box brings great rewards. Take, for instance, using a breakfast cereal as an ingredient for French toast. According to a humorous …

Crew Mess: Kalua Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Early in my maritime career, I served as an engineer in the U.S. Coast Guard. One of my duty stations was aboard a 378-foot cutter based in Honolulu. We would …

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