Culinary Waves

Culinary Waves: Don’t chicken out on lamb, but mutton is another matter

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Americans tend to eat less lamb than Europeans, and one theory says that it’s because U.S. soldiers during wartime were fed mutton…

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Culinary Waves: More than one way to cook a holiday turkey

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Nothing says holidays like fresh baked or roasted turkey, cranberry, dressing and stuffing. Wait, didn’t we just have that for Thanksgiving? Please…

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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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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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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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Culinary Waves: Crew sharing galley doesn’t have to be a recipe for disaster

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I’m in the galley cooking, and in comes the bosun. It’s his duty to cook for the crew tonight. Tied up with…

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Culinary Waves: Keep food fresh with rotation, labels

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson There are several important concepts for chefs to keep in mind in relation to food rotation. For keep-it-simple purposes, the basic idea…

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Culinary Waves: Multipurpose tools make most of tight galleys

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Space is so limited on board that finding room to stash one more thing in the galley can be quite daunting. From…

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Culinary Waves: Choice of fat depends on heat, flavor

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I have used many different kinds of cooking oils on board, from heart-healthy canola oil made from the canola seed to vegetable…

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Culinary Waves: Dehydration real when busy crew ignore thirst

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson It started with the feeling of being light-headed and dizzy, then progressed to leg cramps. Later that night, the leg cramps became…

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