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Crew’s Mess: Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Bread

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler This variation on jalapeño poppers works great as a creative party appetizer, a quick meal or a hearty snack. It’s simple to prepare and…

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Top Shelf: Low Country Boil hit in Papua New Guinea

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald On a bucket list tick-off period of my career, I have accepted a mission this winter to check out yachting in Australia and its…

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Culinary Waves: Nutrition, time management, sanitation courses boost chefs’ CVs

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Just as captains and all deck crew need to take courses to maintain their licenses on board, chefs need to maintain their…

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Crew’s Mess: Chocolate truffle cookies

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler From time to time, I find a conundrum when it comes to epicurean delights. Take, for instance, truffles.  Ask a chef at a fine…

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Top Shelf: Thai immersion yields tasty results

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Living life large, like Paul Gauguin, I have based myself in the Bing Lee 3 love shack on the tropical island of Koh Samui.…

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Culinary Waves: Chefs can stay at the top of their game with a little due diligence

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson While in the galley this coming year, do your due diligence to keep yourself abreast of the changes in the food industry.…

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Top Shelf: Rusty’s weekend market offers taste of Cairns’

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald If 50 years on the Haight-Ashbury were an ashtray in a jumble sale, Cairns would have bought it. Gateway to the Daintree Tropical rainforest…

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Crew’s Mess: Brownies with Merlot Glaze

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler It’s unclear exactly when chocolate came on the scene or who invented it. According to Hayes Lavis, cultural arts curator for the Smithsonian’s National Museum…

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Top Shelf: Fish tale from ‘bug’ town Down Under

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald It’s late afternoon in Gladstone, Queensland. Crocodiles swim within meters of the local children, separated only by “hazard nets,” and the sun begins to…

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Culinary Waves: What’s Christmas without cookies?

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson They only come once a year – the wonderful, glorious holidays when you can create memorable desserts. For some yachts, it’s a…

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