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Memories surface with Cowboy Stew

Every once in a while, I get an assignment that makes me say, “what the …?” I received a call last week from the vice president of marketing of Sea…

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Top Shelf recipe: Breakfast for dinner

Sweet pea, dill egg white and goat cheese frittata-filled potato rosti loaf I grew up with a working mom. Correction: I grew up with a magician, a woman who made…

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Experience, comparisons, benefits weigh in salary talks

The interview went well and the captain has made a job offer. What remains is to agree on a salary. Is the offered salary acceptable? It’s a tough question to…

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Masitas de Puerco Cubano

With all of the recent talk of the United States normalizing relations with Cuba, my memory takes me back to several deliveries where I stopped in Cuba en route to…

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Key Lime and White Chocolate Pie

Classics will always exist, as will the longing for them. Pot roasts, cobblers, burgers or pies, everyone will associate certain feelings with classic dishes. When guests arrive onboard with their…

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Summer truffles bring memories and flavors

I met a dear friend in New York recently and out of his coat pocket he handed me a package of aluminum foil. He hid it going through customs, which…

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Mixed Berry Cobbler

In 1989, I delivered a 54-foot Bertram from Hong Kong to Guam and stayed for a year and a half to start the owner’s charter fishing operation. While there, I…

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Melon, tomato citrus gazpacho with mint oil

There is a not-so-subtle element that is often overlooked by chefs: balance. Sure, a plate can look and taste fantastic, but what has actually gone into that dish that has…

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As the chef, scheduled upkeep and necessary evils

Usually, a yacht chef is in a department of one. On larger yachts, there can be a crew chef or a sous chef, or both. And with larger numbers of…

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Crew Mess: Texas Easy Slow-Cook Chili

Texas Easy Slow-Cook Chili Since long ago, when the second person on Earth mixed peppers and beef and cooked them together, the great debate began; who makes the best chili.…

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