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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: 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 …

Cucumber and Rotini Pasta Salad

The dog days of summer have little to do with an old hound dog lazing in the shade of a cypress tree, or a song by Florence + The Machine. The phase comes from …

Key Lime Pie

Key limes are a different variety of citrus to the Persian lime we normally find in the grocery store. Key limes have a more complex, citrusy and slightly …

Ensalada de Jicama con Naranja y Sandia

One of the terrific things about working out of South Florida is the cultural influences from around the world; paella from Spain, Cuban style picadillo, …

Grilled tequila lime chicken with black bean and corn salad

For the past three months, I have been captain on a 98-foot Destiny cruising in the Bahamas. There are some terrific grocers in Nassau and Port Lucaya. The …

Sugar-Dipped Butter Cookies

I am sitting at Valentine’s Resort at Harbour Island, Bahamas with owner and guests aboard a 98-foot motor yacht, when the boss asks me to make something …

Rump Roast with Dark Rum Sauce satisfies crew

Back in my salad days of sailboats in the Caribbean, I did a stint at an all-inclusive resort on Martinique as a sailing instructor. Working in the French West …

Kiss Me I’m Irish Chocolate-Mint Pie

St. Patrick’s Day is not a legal holiday in the United States, but it is still widely recognized and observed throughout the country as a celebration of …

Ham Hocks and Beans

During the holidays, we served a couple of glazed and smoked hams. After carving the ham, I wrap up the ham hocks and put them in the freezer. Once I have …

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Provisioning for a recent trip out of Camden, Maine, the local market had bacon brownies in the bakery. At a county fair, I found a vendor selling bacon strips …

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