Monday, October 01, 2012

The Boat Galley: A Cookbook Givaway!

****This giveaway has closed***
Have you ever been to The Boat Galley?  If not - you should.  Carolyn Shearlock has been a long time "virtual friend" of mine and her blog is excellent.  Unlike me and many of the other general cruising bloggers out there, she really IS an expert in her field (cooking while cruising) and I have learned a ton about cooking, provisioning, storing and outfitting from her site.  When she emailed me to tell me that a) she had a book coming out and b) would I like a copy to review? it was a no-brainer.  Yes please!

Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time knows that I am absolutely hopeless in the galley.  I don't enjoy cooking, I'm not good at cooking and figuring out what to eat for dinner every night is a daily battle I despise waging.  I will happily eat the same thing for days on end and my creativity ends when a kitchen of any sort begins.  I need help and lots of it.  Historically, I have turned to Carolyn's website for ideas, tips and tricks, but now I can turn to her book!

Carolyn along with her writing partner Jan Irons have created a cooking volume that I truly believe will set the bar for cruising cookbooks.  The Boat Galley Cookbook boasts "800 everyday recipes and essential tips for cooking aboard" and it is just that.  They cover everything from galley safety tips to gear selection, from space optimization to energy efficiency - all the while offering excellent, relevant advice and practical pointers that will make you shake you're head and proclaim "why didn't I think of that?!".  The recipes offer options for every palette and are (most important!) super easy to navigate.  Looking for a one pot meal?  There's a chapter on those.  What about a meal for a cold night?  Yep, they've got that too.  Need a quick appetizer for a sundowner party?  The've got you covered.  I could go on and on, but you get the gist.  What's best is that all the recipes have been created with the cruiser in mind using as few ingredients possible and/or items which are easily found in most grocery stores around the world.  It's fantastic.  I still don't love cooking, but if I could ever love a cookbook, it'd be this one.

And now I get to give a copy to one of you fine readers!

If you'd like to enter to win The Boat Galley Cookbook - please do the following:
  1. Hit the "Like" button at the bottom of this post THEN
  2. Write a comment below so I know you shared and include your email address (so I know how to find you if/when you win!) 
I will chose one winner at random next Monday and announce him/her on our Facebook Page and on Twitter so keep you're eyes peeled!

Happy Cooking!

*Editor update 2/15/2013: I have now been using this cookbook aboard for two weeks and LOVE it.  The recipes are simple and delicious.  This is, hands down, the best cookbook for cruisers out there today.  I love it and I love the food that I'm making because of it!

31 comments:

NatGeoWannaBe said...

I shared! Hope your current 'unsettled' environs start to feel a little more homey and a little less homely.

Chris Hirst said...

Shared!

Kelley said...

I love the Boat Galley site! I have been a frequent visitor as I prepare for my first time long sail (from NYC to Colombia!). I would love to have their book on board.

Kelley said...

Also, I shared!

Jill said...

Thank you for turning me on to the Boat Galley site! I'm sure it will be handy as I make my dream of cruising a reality.

Jeffrey Donnelly said...

That's a great site. Crossing my fingers for the book

Jackie Skelton said...

I've learned so much from The Boat Galley, now all I need is a hard copy of the book so I don't forget it all. :)

Delia Rosa said...

Shared on Facebook... I've enjoyed following your blog since the very beginning!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Shared! Best wishes, sammydelatorre@gmail.com

Jim Selmi said...

Looking forward to trying new recipes!!! Enjoy your travels
Ciao,
Jim

Anonymous said...

Great Blog as ever! (Oh! and shared)

Anonymous said...

I forgot to leave my email address (for you to get in touch to tell me I won!)
gordon@i2itv.com

Chris said...

I shared too! This book is actually on my Christmas list, so if I win it'll be an early Christmas present! :)

Chris
S/V Radio Waves
cwalden@chartermi.net

Troy and Deana Jones said...

Looks like a great book. I would love to own it. storyville41@yahoo.com

Heather Tiszai said...

I used the recipe for making yogurt aboard from the Boat Galley website, with much success. I'm sure the book would not disappoint.

Tim Spalding said...

Shared it on Facebook. Tim

Jill, Tim and Toby Dog said...

Shared hoping to win because I need some serious help in the galley! :-O
jill.scahill@gmail.com

Gretchen Witzgall said...

I shared on facebook. I have been curious about their book since it was published. It looks great!

moonbabyg@gmail.com

Thanks Brittany!

-Gretchen Witzgall

Magda said...

Shared :)

msiemi at yahoo dot com

Mark Bratz said...

Shared on FB. What a GREAT looking cookbook. This would be awesome on our own "big trip" next year. Thanks for the information.

markb south_frk@yahoo.com

Paul A @ Seabee2nd.aol.com said...

Okay, look. I’m a single dad and I love to cook! I have been dating the same woman for almost five years and I do most of the cooking and it’s darn good stuff. However, when I went out on my own, I had one cookbook. Since then, I have garage saled my way into a library of culinary inscription. The kids even gave me stainless cookware for Christmas. But as I research and plan for my departure from the grid, I have struggled with the logistics of how to make a galley work as well as my kitchen does. Can a Kitchen Aid mixer really fit in a tiny galley; but how would I live without it? The separation anxiety has been cause of many a sleepless night. Can I really justify a larger boat to accommodate my gastronomic fixation? Can I sail single handed to make more room for kitchen gadgets? And now, out of the blue, appears an angle of cruising cuisine to bestow a glimmer of hope that I might be able to fulfill my want to join the ranks for the cruising world without deep-sixing my mixer (I hope). This glorious book of which you speak might just be what is needed to launch my seafaring cooking extravaganza and move one step closer shoving off, spatula in hand! Oh, to dream of such good fortune………..

Sarah and Ben (bluewaterdreamn) said...

Shared! I have been a Boat Galley fan for a while, they have some really great ideas.

Lola Fernet said...

Shared it! Love your blog...thanks for the fun giveaway!

Centuryhouse said...

Very nice giveaway! I really enjoy reading about your 'adventures', thanks!

Danny

centuryhouseatyahoodotcom

Chris said...

This would be a great help for John and sunny- as I just got a Skype call from John on my mobile, asking for a recipe I cooked down in Grenada that he wanted to replicate!
I may have to do a virtual share if I win!

Nae Nae Girl!! said...

I am excited to hear about this cookbook. We will be doing a long distance sail as well and I am a little nervous about the galley cooking. I am guessing that it will be different than the weekend galley cooking as our provisions will be a challenge. If this cookbook can help I will love it! Good hearing about your travels and congratulations with the new baby.

Shawnae Ellsworth
montcowgirlup@aol.com

Dean and Katie said...

I heard that the digital edition is being held up so I would LOVE to win this one!! When I get the digital edition then I could pass it on!!
That would be a win-win!! I have shared as well.
I sure do enjoy keeping up with your adventures!
Isla is absolutely adorable!

Hugs~Katie
dkcalkins@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog.

Good luck with the new boat.

Hope that I'm lucky in the giveaway

Don

o2batc57@gmail.com

John Huntsman said...

This book will come in handy for my next adventure on apt tours blog. I learned that while on vacation, cooking becomes a leisurely activity. Helps me save as well.

Lillian Gregory said...

I have list of my favorite cruising bloggers and I am still looking for more. I haven't seen her book but I am interested because it would be a different because of her lifestyle. By the way do you know any boat service in Perth? I am want to know if you have been there because I like that place and I want to know what's your opinion with their services there.

John Hydrenn said...

I like what they offer on these cook-books. Fresh fusion seafood gourmet meals. A nice reminiscent of the floating pontoons restaurant in Hudson bay.

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