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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: 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 — …

Liven up the menu with some homegrown Florida ‘fugly fruit’

I call it “fugly fruit” — you know, those odd-shaped or prickly things that sometimes look like a furry family pet that needs to be walked. We’re …

Culinary Waves: Chefs need to build network, too

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson So many chefs in yachting try to stay abreast of culinary trends to make their food cutting edge, but how many …

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R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

The research team of yacht owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found another World War II ship. According to Allen's website, …

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Yacht captains and crew and professionals from the industry mingled over food and beverages at Sunrise Harbor Marina's annual appreciation …

Captain arrested in guest death in propeller accident

Update: April 13 Captain arrested in charter guest death in propeller accident in Miami The captain of a yacht involved in a fatal …

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

More than 750 yacht captains, crew and industry gathered on the grounds of The Sails last night for the 20th edition of Triton Expo, a …

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