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Keep food safe: clean, separate, cook and chill

Food is a huge part of any charter. Big meals are also a mainstay of holiday merry-making. Put these two together and it is doubly important to not let carelessness…

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Oh nuts! Add almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts to your healthy diet.

Tossing back a handful of nuts may seem trivial. However, in this simple act you’re doing yourself one huge health favor. Nuts are one of the most nut-ritious foods in…

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Should you buy organic produce, is it really better?

Demand for organic foods is on the rise. According to a survey of more than 200 registered dietitians by New York City-based Pollock Communications, 94-percent predicted consumers would eat more…

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Myth-information about caffeine and dehydration

Some people think that caffeine is a potent diuretic. True, if you drink a cup of coffee in the morning, you’ll soon be looking for a restroom. Yet, the myth…

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Stirling-Perkins is a blend

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Lizabeth Anne Stirling-Perkins is a yacht chef who paints. But she’s also an artist who cooks. There is no separating her from either. As a freelance chef, she has worked…

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Lessons learned. Titanic, no, but a night to remember nonetheless

By Capt. Bruce Gregory Before I begin, let me first say that in spite of the odds against it, I suffered only a few bruises, some sore muscles and a…

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AvMar begins withholding U.S. taxes from foreign crew

By Lucy Chabot Reed Ft. Lauderdale-based AvMar Payroll Services, one of the industry’s largest yacht crew payroll companies, has begun withholding U.S. income taxes from foreign crew while working on…

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Chef-prepared foods are main ingredient of yacht crews’ new business

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By Dorie Cox Eten is the name of the new food company recently opened by two former yacht crew. It’s pronounced like the vernacular “eatin'” and references eating in both Belgian…

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Lesson Learned: Seaman’s Book a must-have

Lesson Learned: By Capt. Laura Tritch As captain of a 141-foot (44m) yacht, mine is one of seven different passports onboard. With my U.S. passport, it is easy to travel…

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Not afraid of frayed knots: Captain teaches rope skills to kids

Reposted from August 2008 It wasn’t meant to be a lecture on the lost art of marlinspike seamanship. But when a seasoned captain like Capt. Paul ‘Whale’ Weakley gets around eager…

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