Entree

Lamb, Pea and Mint Hand Pies

Lamb, Pea and Mint Hand Pies

A handful of years ago I had a pie like this at a farmer’s market in Eugene, I’m finally getting around to making my own version of it. I used a classic pie dough recipe for the crust but threw in an egg so they […]

Pork Belly Tacos (gua bao)

Pork Belly Tacos (gua bao)

52 weeks of cooking – Taiwanese Ever since moving to Singapore and tasting all the wonders of Asian street foods I’ve had a fondness for steamed bao. Lots of people know the classic steamed bao stuffed with BBQ pork but there are other flavors and […]

Odamaki-mushi

Odamaki-mushi

52 weeks of cooking – Eggs Passengers often ask me where I went to school and are quite surprised when I inform them I’m self taught. When I was teaching myself I spent hours reading about food and watching a lot of Food Network, but […]

Tofu Stroganoff

Tofu Stroganoff

As a cook serving a variety of people you have to be prepared for all kinds of dietary restrictions and food allergies, but with out fail there is always a vegetarian among the group. I like to keep boxes of tofu, TVP (textured vegetable protein), […]

Peruvian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Peruvian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

52 weeks of cooking – Peruvian The Zodiac has a great barbeque, the best one I’ve worked with on tall ships. Some of the grills I’ve worked with in the past have been very small. On Bounty her grill was no where near big enough […]

Hot Oil Noodles

Hot Oil Noodles

52 weeks of cooking – Noodles One of the great things about working on tall ships are the friends you make, those friends become your boat family and you’ll always be connected through the journey you took together. You can’t compare your boat family to […]

Turkish Manti

Turkish Manti

52 weeks of cooking – Showing Off I’m always on the quest for something new, with so many different dishes out there in the world, why eat the same thing twice. I put a lot of work into finding new dishes to make or even […]

Sandwich Rolls

Sandwich Rolls

Making bagged lunches for a huge group is a pain, what do you make that’s easy to assemble and will last a few hours in a backpack? On Class Afloat every time we stopped in port the students had a port program to attend, a […]

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

52 weeks of cooking – Marinating When I cook for large groups I don’t bother measuring with spoons or cups, I use my hands. Maybe the flavor doesn’t come out exactly as I imagined but there is always room to taste and adjust the flavor […]

Pork and Pickle Pies

Pork and Pickle Pies

Happy Pi Day! In high school the math club would give out free slices of apple pie to anyone who could recite pi to the 5th decimal place on pi day, March 14th, 3/14. Towards the end when they were running low on slices they’d […]