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About Chef Mary Beth LawtonJohnson

Mary Beth Lawton Johnson is a certified executive pastry chef and Chef de Cuisine and has worked on yachts for more than 25 years.

Culinary Waves: Keep food fresh with rotation, labels

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson There are several important concepts for chefs to keep in mind in relation to food rotation. For …

Culinary Waves: Multipurpose tools make most of tight galleys

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Space is so limited on board that finding room to stash one more thing in the galley can be quite daunting. …

Culinary Waves: Choice of fat depends on heat, flavor

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I have used many different kinds of cooking oils on board, from heart-healthy canola oil made from the canola …

Culinary Waves: Dehydration real when busy crew ignore thirst

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson It started with the feeling of being light-headed and dizzy, then progressed to leg cramps. Later that night, …

Culinary Waves: A dose of savory balances out sweet desserts

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I remember when the desserts of the past had all the combined elements that revolved around nothing but sweet, …

Culinary Waves: Chef’s worth on board rests on value as a team player

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Too often the newbie graduate of a culinary program or certification curriculum has the idea they deserve top …

Culinary Waves: Energy output depends on fuel input

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson We need energy to move, to walk, to talk, to think. We even need energy to sleep. And as yachties, we usually …

Culinary Waves: Indian cuisine a great onboard theme

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson London has long been filled with restaurants serving Indian cuisine, and today most other major cities have …

Culinary Waves: Fish around for the source of the seafood you serve

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I recently had a night off and went to a very fancy seafood restaurant to experience cuisine that centered …

Culinary Waves: Know how food, medications mix

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Now more than ever, health practitioners are paying attention to the effects of food on medicines — …

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Smaller yachts can skip MI inspection

Smaller yachts can skip MI inspection

Private yachts between 12m and 24m and less than 20 years of age are no longer required to undergo a pre-registration inspection to fly the …

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the …

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

A lifetime of experiences on land and at sea culminate as Capt. Grant Maughan summits Mount Everest in May. By Dorie Cox Capt. Grant …

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

By Lucy Chabot Reed The four-member crew of M/Y Sensation, a 112 Westport, took the vessel from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville, Tennessee, …

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