recipes

A simple langoustine ceviche

By Chef Anthony Bantoft In addition to our regular monthly columnists, we occasionally receive recipes from yacht chefs, especially when something inspires them. This recipe is from Chef Anthony Bantoft,…

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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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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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Take It In: Greens and beans – good luck, maybe; good health, definitely

Take It In: by Carol Bareuther Dried beans and greens are two foods with an age-old reputation for bringing good luck and prosperity in the new year. This status comes…

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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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Top Shelf: ‘Breakfast Queen’ key to impressive buffet

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald There is no more important session on charter than the breakfast session. It may be true to say that easy points are scored with…

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