Gear: The Boat Galley Cookbook

When writing "A Gourmet Galley" SAIL also got the chance to sample four excellent galley cookbooks
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A Galley Cook’s Bible 

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“The Boat Galley Cookbook” is the most useful, comprehensive sailing cookbook I’ve found. It has 800 recipes specially designed for cooking within the confines of a galley and thorough sections on substitutions (for when you can’t find fancy ingredients), on making your own spices, and on using limited space wisely. The authors, Carolyn Shearlock and Jan Irons, both live aboard part of the year and have a knack for teaching readers how to cook without electric devices or bulky utensils. They’ll teach you how to turn a sharp knife and a whisk into a blender, a wine bottle into a rolling pin and a flipped-over baking dish into a cooking sheet. In this thoroughly researched book, they answer nearly every question I’ve ever had about cooking within the confines of a galley.

The Boat Galley Cookbook

By Carolyn Shearlock and Jan Irons

• 451 pps.; Published by McGrawHill/International Marine; internationalmarine.com
• $36; TheBoatGalley.com

More Galley Cookbooks

Sugar and Salt: a Year at Home and at Sea

• By Annie Mahle, Chef on the Schooner J & E Riggin
• $24.95; athomeatsea.com

Cooking Aboard a Small Boat

• By Paul Esterle 
• Published by Captn’ Pauley Productions
• $17.95; captnpauley.com

Dining on Deck: BVI Charter Yacht Crew Share their Favourite Recipes

• Edited by Traci O’Dea and Janet Oliver
• Published by the Charter Yacht Society of the BVI; bvicrewedyacht.com

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