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Gourmet Your Galley

The Yachting GourmetThis 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 GourmetBy Mary Maskal283 pages, $32.95MEM Plublications, 2007

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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