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Top Shelf: In charter season, a helper worth her weight in cake

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim McDonald Ask any sole charter chef what they want most for Christmas and I’ll bet you, sure as nuts, they will say a reliable helper…

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Crew Mess: Buffalo Crockpot Chicken

Crew Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I’ve never seen a buffalo fly, but Buffalo wings have made their mark as a favorite appetizer and party fare. It wasn’t long ago…

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Crew’s Mess: Florida Sunshine Cake

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler “I like spring, but it’s too young. I like summer, but it’s too proud. So, I like best of all autumn, because its tone…

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Top Shelf: Thai Spicy Banana Blossom and Pearl Salad

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim McDonald First encountered at Noiy’s on Samui – a hippy, rough-cut-diamond sort of speak-easy that sits not far off the main ring road. Once you’ve…

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Culinary Waves: Mise en place, precision dicing important galley skills

With the boat show season upon us, the time for new crew is perhaps a twinkle in the captain’s eye. In my next few columns, we’ll take a look at…

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Crew’s Mess: Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler One would think that stir-fry cooking dates back to China’s earliest history, but that’s not the case. Historians think that during the Han Dynasty…

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Culinary Waves: For best gluten-free baking, stock up on flour-starch blends

Culinary Waves: Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Gluten-free baking is not a one-flour-fits-all endeavor. But do we really have to keep all those different flours on board? Well, it really…

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Top Shelf: So Fran macrobiotic salad

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald “Tell him to study macrobiotic,” shouted the boss down the line to the captain while giving food preferences. On hearing the instructions, I immediately had…

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Culinary Waves: Yachting bears hard workers prepared for success

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mark Godbeer Yachting – my life for 15 years, a life I would not change for anything. I wouldn’t call myself “old school.” I envision those…

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Crew’s Mess: Easy ponzu sauce

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler One of the best things about working in the yacht industry is enjoying the fruits of the sea. Wahoo, mahi-mahi and tuna are frequent visitors…

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