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The Yachting Gourmet

This book, geared toward the casual cruiser, breaks down every recipe into two parts: home preparation and galley preparation. If you’re new to galley cooking, this could be a good primer. Perfect for a weekend or weeklong cruise.

The Yachting Gourmet
By Mary Maskal
283 pages, $32.95
MEM Plublications, 2007

Oyster Delight

Originally written for friends and family by an oyster farmer in Ireland, this book is now available in print for the rest of us (under the pen name Jonathan Mite). You’ll find not only a vast number of ways to enjoy these bivalves, but also information on harvesting (or buying), cleaning, storing, and serving them.

Oyster Delight
By Jonathan Mite
81 pages, $15.95
White Seahorse, Inc., 2007
www.coastalboating.net/oysterdelight/

Union Oyster House Cookbook

Are you a seafood lover? Check out these recipes from America’s oldest continuously operated restaurant, a popular hangout for Boston’s revolutionaries. From clam chowder and lobster scampi to Boston baked beans and cream pie. A bit of American history with every bite.

Union Oyster House Cookbook
By Jean Kerr & Spencer Smith
144 pages, $12.95
Seapoint Books, 2008

A Cruising Cook’s Guide to Mexico

While this book is location specific, Heather Stockard gives some excellent tips both on optimizing your provisions for your cruising grounds and on integrating the culture and ingredients you find on your travels. Specific advice on ingredients available in Mexico and where to find them will be invaluable to cruisers in those waters, and the recipes will make your mouth water.

A Cruising Cook's Guide to Mexico
By Heather Stockard
196 pages, $24.95
Seaworthy Publications, 2008

Galley Guru

Sailor, chef, and restauranteur Lisa Hayden-Miller provides a wealth of information for the live-aboard cruiser. Her guidelines on topics ranging from must-have staples to preservation techniques make provisioning a snap. Ingredient lists and cooking tips might even change the way you cook at home, and the varied and creative recipes are simple enough for galley preparation.

Galley Guru
By Lisa Hayden-Miller
327 pages, $19.95
Paradise Cay Publications, 2008

Windjammmer Cooking

This volume, illustrated with beautiful full-page images of classic boats, is part coffee-table book and part cookbook. The recipes may be more appropriate for your home kitchen than your galley, but it’s a great collection for the foodie sailors in your life.

Windjammmer Cooking
By Jean Kerr & Spencer Smith
160 pages, $27.00
Seapoint Books, 2008

Seven Seas Potluck Favorites

You can’t find a better authority than the members of the Seven Seas Cruising Association, the largest cruising organization in the world, for galley recipes. The recipes in this collection are time-tested and guaranteed to be instant onboard hits.

Seven Seas Potluck Favorites
By Seven Seas Cruising Association
118 pages, $14.95
www.bluewaterweb.com

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