Interior

Top Shelf: Apples for apples

Kiev, Ukraine. December. Another lifetime ago.  A flashback puts me in Rod Taylor’s time machine and takes me to Osteria Pantagruel, near the opera house. The weather is turning nasty…

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Stew Cues: Enjoy the beauty of becoming

Another year has come and gone. The holidays are over and the confetti (if there was any) from New Years celebrations has settled. It was a rough year for many,…

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Culinary Waves: Getting proficient in portion control

The past 30 years has seen an increase in portion sizes, which is one of the main causes of obesity. If the chef has portion distortion when it comes to…

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Top Shelf: Wild mushrooms boost tenderloin

It’s early November, Queen Anne North, Seattle. The big dark has come. The temperature drops to below 7 degrees, the sun sets at 4:45 p.m., and the infamous Seattle rain…

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Culinary Waves: Chefs play major role in crew happiness

As the saying goes: happy wife, happy life. The same goes for our crew. The chef plays an important role onboard a vessel: keeping the “wife” (i.e., crew) happy. If…

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Stew Cues: Just starting out? Take time to invest in yourself

It’s that time of year again. Boats are returning to Fort Lauderdale after the summer season and prepping for the next round. November to April is the winter season, and…

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Top Shelf: Get gingerbread inspired in St. Moritz

Top Shelf: by Chef Timothy MacDonald No greater experience yet lived was the one experienced on Amevi where, after lunch floating just off Nice, I was whisked away without consent…

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Top Shelf: Finding NW cuisine through Seattle noise

Top Shelf: Story and photos by Chef Timothy MacDonald Sitting in Fremont Coffee Company, late on a Saturday afternoon. Boston’s “More than a Feeling” competes with a hippie playing an…

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Culinary Waves: Commit to body repair on board

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson As yachties, we are used to doing things to their best. We do everything to make sure we keep our resumes in…

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Top Shelf: Get comfortable with Laurel Canyon cuisine

Top Shelf: by Chef Timothy MacDonald Recently, I ran into a Neanderthal. Not the stick-and-stone variety, but a true dinosaur in the modern healthy green “powerfood” crew food industry. In…

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