Interior

Stew Cues: Lists save time, track progress and clarify tasks

By Alene Keenan I love lists. I grew up with eight brothers and sisters. There was lots of activity at my house, and I liked things tidy. I organized cleaning…

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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 around sustainably sourced…

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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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Top Shelf: Lauren’s Lobster

Top Shelf: by Chef Lauren Loudon While taking in the beauty of the British Virgin Islands on one of my first charters as a yacht chef, I came across a…

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Stew Cues: Rosé revolution shatters wine’s sweet summer rap

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Standing in line at the supermarket the other day, I overheard a conversation about rosé wine. I had to bite my tongue to keep from…

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Culinary Waves: Know how food, medications mix

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Now more than ever, health practitioners are paying attention to the effects of food on medicines — specifically, which foods interfere with…

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Stew Cues: Check labels when sending out guest laundry

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan When I join a boat, I want to see the china, crystal and silverware to help me anticipate the level of service I will be…

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Top Shelf: White Chocolate Mirror Glaze

Top Shelf: by Chef Mark Godbeer Chefs aboard megayachts are not only in the limelight, on many occasions we have to be the limelight. Everyone has to eat, everyone is…

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Crew’s Mess: Chipotle-Pineapple Pork Roast

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Every yacht should have at least one cast iron skillet on board. Cast iron is durable, it can take a lot of abuse, and…

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Liven up the menu with some homegrown Florida ‘fugly fruit’

I call it “fugly fruit” — you know, those odd-shaped or prickly things that sometimes look like a furry family pet that needs to be walked. We’re talking about fruits…

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