****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!
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*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!