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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. From…

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Top Shelf: Chop’s Trifle Show

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim McDonald No crewmate previously encountered in my 10 years of floating around has been more dramatic, theatrical and over-the-top than Chop under charter pump, on…

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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 commemorates Mexico’s victory against the French…

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Top Shelf: Smoke-and-mirrors performance never fails to impress

Top Shelf: by Chef Timothy MacDonald Nothing more than a disassembled pot noodle snack, this Porega (remember that “poor man’s Porsche” of the 1980s?) has all the razzle dazzle of a…

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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 pulled into…

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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 seed to vegetable…

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Top Shelf: Mod Oz cuisine, à la Andrew Blake

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald The single greatest influence on my career was undoubtedly Andrew Blake. It goes far beyond the pressed salad. Back in the day, returning to…

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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 actually come…

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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, the leg cramps became…

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Top Shelf: Out of the Box

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald 4:30 p.m. … middle of nowhere … Tortola … late December … I am on my fifth coffee and trying to hack through 10…

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