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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’s Mess: Hearty meal for heavy seas

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler The great thing about crock pot cooking is that, no matter how “sporty” the weather is out at sea, you can still …

Crew’s Mess: Pollo de Mayo

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is often mistakenly associated with Mexican independence. Cinco de Mayo actually …

Crew’s Mess: Any pot in a storm

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Recently, I delivered a Viking 52 C from Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico, to Miami with Capt. Devon Tull as my co-captain. We …

Crew Mess: Bacon and Rum Butter Tarts

Crew Mess: by Capt. John Wampler When was the last time you went out with friends to dine on fine Canadian cuisine? OK, I know Canadian bacon doesn’t …

Crew Mess: Breakfast Ring

Crew Mess: by Capt. John Wampler This is a fun recipe that impresses charter guests and owners alike. The  basic recipe is easily modified by the ingredients …

Crew Mess: Maple-Mustard Curry Chicken

Crew Mess: by Capt. John Wampler The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. For me, the palate seems to enjoy the …

Crew’s Mess: Lemongrass, Thai Basil and Lime Mojito

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler The many health benefits of lemongrass has been known by Asians for more than a millennia. Citral, the primary chemical …

Crew’s Mess: Pumpkin-Grits Pie

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler When it comes to southern cooking, nothing says Dixie more than grits.  We serve up steaming pots of grits with …

Crew’s Mess: Feijoada with Mango Chutney

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Back in the mid-2000s, I took a sabbatical from yachting to fly corporate jets and international air ambulance, often …

Crew’s Mess: Cheese Ravioli with Homemade Sausage Ragu

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler A few years ago, I had a client who was having a yacht built in Viareggio, in the Tuscany region of Italy. The factory …

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