Aug 12, 2021

August means cruising, entertaining and enjoying summer at its finest. And that means food and drink!

The Boat Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boat Cookbook: Real Food for Hungry Sailors
by Sims, Fiona
CAD $8.99

2nd ed. A collection of delicious and easy recipes that can be made aboard with minimum fuss and maximum flavour. Sims includes recipes from top chefs and sailing legends, tips for setting up the galley and hosting the perfect beach barbecue, and much more. A must-have guide for sailors and seaside-lovers alike.

 

The Boat Drinks Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boat Drinks Book: A Different Tipple in Every Port
by Sims, Fiona
CAD $27.95

Food and wine writer Fiona Sims serves up an expert look at the drinking culture in key sailing ports in five regions–Atlantic, Mediterranean, Baltic, Pacific, and the Caribbean–and encourages readers to explore and experience specific locales through food and drink. She both highlights specialist merchants, legendary bars, and local markets and includes regionally inspired recipes for drinks and nibblies that are perfect for the cockpit (or living room!) cocktail hour.

 

Storing Food Without Refrigeration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storing Food Without Refrigeration
by Shearlock, Carolyn
CAD $21.95

From milk and cheese to eggs and meat, this book lays out ways boaters (and hikers and campers) can have healthy home-cooked meals without artificially freezing or chilling their food stocks. Shearlock explains how to properly wash, store, treat, and cook foodstuffs for maximum flavour and safety.

 

The Boat Galley Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard
by Shearlock, Carolyn & Jan Irons
CAD $51.95

Teaches readers how to set up, provision, and cook in their galley so no one goes hungry. Includes a chapter on substitutions for making do when your galley is running low on key ingredients. Uses unique, resourceful techniques not found elsewhere, such as Thermos cooking, and more.

 

The Boater's Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boater’s Cookbook: 450 Quick & Easty Galley-Tested Meals for Boaters
by Dabney, Sylvia Williams
CAD $46.99

Adapting your cooking to the galley space on a small boat–whether sail or power–requires special attention few new boaters understand. Sylvia Dabney has created a guidebook for creating stunning meals with limited supplies and in often cramped onboard spaces. She offers time-tested solutions from longtime sailors, including both recipes and the stories of how they were created, as well as a helpful list of what to bring and how to store it.

 

The Cruising K.I.S.S Cookbook II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cruising K.I.S.S. Cookbook II
by Kanter, Corinne C.
CAD $39.95

Kanter presents 645 recipes for meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, drinks, and snacks for preparation aboard. There are extensive how-to sections on pressure cooking, growing sprouts, making yogurt, provisioning, making starting mixes and sauces from scratch, and much more. The original “Galley K.I.S.S. Cookbook” has been condensed in a special section.

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