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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: Crew sharing galley doesn’t have to be a recipe for disaster

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I’m in the galley cooking, and in comes the bosun. It’s his duty to cook for the crew tonight. Tied up …

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 …

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Secure at Sea: Yachts tempt thieves, especially in South Florida

Secure at Sea: Yachts tempt thieves, especially in South Florida

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem “I can’t believe that happened!” That’s usually the response you get when you hear about the …

Multi-yacht owner Paul Allen dies

Multi-yacht owner Paul Allen dies

Co-founder of Microsoft and large yacht owner Paul Allen died yesterday from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was well-known …

New plans emerge for old Summerfield yard

New plans emerge for old Summerfield yard

By Dorie Cox The Hix Snedeker Companies of Daphne, Alabama, is scheduled to meet with Fort Lauderdale city officials in November to …

Yacht industry gathers for Triton Expo

Yacht industry gathers for Triton Expo

More than 800 captains, crew and industry professionals attended the Triton Expo in October at ISSGMT in Fort Lauderdale. Fifty businesses …