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No waste mentality means discards get a second chance

You have trimmings left over from vegetables, meats, pastry or dough after working on a meal or fabricating a meat for dinner. So what do you do with them? Technically,…

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Classic cocktails stand the test of time and taste

What exactly is a classic cocktail, and why does it matter to a yacht stew? Classic cocktails stand the test of time. In the early 1800s a cocktail was defined…

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Kiss Me I’m Irish Chocolate-Mint Pie

St. Patrick’s Day is not a legal holiday in the United States, but it is still widely recognized and observed throughout the country as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American…

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Whipped goat cheese, roasted lemon and cracked pepper filled beet ravioli

As yacht chefs, we always have to think on our toes due to the fact that EVERYBODY’S palates, moods and/or diets change regularly. When it comes to charter, these changes…

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Buy Local movement should apply to provisioning abroad

As the chef provisioning the yacht, are you helping the owner operator of a small store or hurting it?   You are in a foreign port, having arrived with all…

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Great stews begin with step-by-step lists to work, train

Last month, we talked about creating a list of items that need to be done every day when in service with guests onboard. We listed 38 standard tasks and reminders…

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Double chocolate and sea salted brownies

Any chef, but especially yacht chefs, should have core recipes, recipes you bust out by memory that always yield the same product. (Consistency is vital.) We need these for when…

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Ham Hocks and Beans

During the holidays, we served a couple of glazed and smoked hams. After carving the ham, I wrap up the ham hocks and put them in the freezer. Once I…

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Souffles will fall, but they rise any occasion to special

No other dessert besides the souffle can make a dining experience more memorable. The French cook Vincent de la Chapelle is first credited with inventing this dish while the famous…

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Path to being a great stew starts with checklists, practice

Do you ever wonder what other stews think about when they first open their eyes in the morning, especially with the owners or guests onboard? There’s a pretty good chance…

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