Interior

Stew Cues: Learning to taste wine

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan The ritual of wine service onboard includes the presentation of the bottle to the host, opening the bottle, wiping the neck of the bottle, pouring…

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Culinary Waves: How to clean your galley

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Cleaning the galley usually begins with either a special cloth (eco-friendly versus paper towels) and a spray bottle of something.  I can’t…

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Top Shelf: Cooking for the boss, no matter what

Top Shelf: by Chef Timothy MacDonald Often, we see in employment ads “American home cooking, midwest style, meat-and-potatoes”. There seems to be two sides to the culinary coin in regard…

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Stew Cues: First step in understanding wine is understanding grapes

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Many people are overwhelmed and intimidated around wine. That is no wonder, considering the many vineyards, countries, styles, and prices to choose from. Knowing which…

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Veteran stew launches online courses; first up, wine

By Lucy Chabot Reed Veteran Chief Stew Alene Keenan has launched an online wine course to help interior crew demystify the oh-so-serious topic of wine. Unlike the PYA-created wine course,…

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Top Shelf: Up and down and around again

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Fisherman’s Village market, Bo Phut, Thailand. Early afternoon. It’s hot, damn hot. Dante’s inferno could not be hotter as I quickly scan up and…

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Culinary Waves: A new normal in the galley after COVID

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson COVID-19 certainly has made being a yacht chef challenging. Everything we buy from a third party such as a grocery store or…

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Top Shelf: My go-to final meal for difficult charter or life

Top Shelf: by Chef Timothy MacDonald At or around 6 a.m. on the 25th of April, people gathered in their driveways in Australia to pay their respects … Anzac Day.…

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Stew Cues: Use this uncertain time to shore up ourselves

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Like everyone else these days, yacht owners, captains and crew worldwide are trying to find a way to make sense of what is going on…

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Crew’s Mess: Wonderful Green Sauce

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler This month’s recipe was to be a nice Pasta Fagiolini dish but I was stymied by the fact that the Winn-Dixie I was shopping…

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