recipes

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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Crew’s Mess: Poutine de Poulet

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Oh, November. In the pastoral world of the North, the cord wood has been stacked by the door. Smoke from a fireplace wafts on…

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Crew’s Mess: Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Mexico is one of my favorite countries to cruise through. There is a distinction between the Caribbean and Pacific sides of the country –…

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Top Shelf: A chef worth his salt sees the curveball coming

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Oh, sole chefs, we all know the scene. The guests have landed after the plane was delayed – not once, but three times –and…

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From light dunk to a full drop, this yacht crews’ rusk ‘dippers’ a hit

By Dorie Cox Deckhand Ryan Woods of M/Y Three Sons, a 130-foot Westport, considers himself a heavy dunker. He lets his rusk soak for a few seconds in coffee before…

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Crew Compass: Social media offers community for chefs

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Although all yachts are different, there’s generally a basic pyramid that makes up the crew. Needless to say, the bigger the boat, the bigger the…

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Culinary Waves: Garden of recipes grows with vegetable, fruit flours

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson The stews would each take a turn to cook for the crew on a particular charter I did once. The only meal…

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Top Shelf: Anna Pavlova

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald I see many a superyacht chef on our many websites who are high-tailing it to Japan or Thailand to do the cooking courses. But…

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Crew’s Mess: Bacon-wrapped BBQ Onion Bombs

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Ahh, summer. The smell of fresh-cut grass and two-cycle lawn mowers. The distant crack of a baseball bat. An ice cream truck approaching, with…

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Top Shelf: Rice paper rolls with green mango, shrimp and avocado

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Some 30 years ago, on Richmond’s Victoria Street in Australia, the Vietnamese rice paper roll was a staple for the locals.  Along with the…

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