Please select your home edition
Edition
BIA 2017 Sydney 728x90 General

Great New Cookbook for all Boaters

by Carolyn Shearlock on 24 Oct 2012
Carolyn (left) and Jan (right) with Lin and Larry Pardey at the Annapolis Sailboat Show. Lin says, “The Boat Galley Cookbook answers almost every question I have ever been asked about cooking afloat.” - The Boat Galley Cookbook Carolyn Shearlock
When good friends Carolyn Shearlock and Jan Irons began cruising with their husbands, they discovered that boat cooking IS different from cooking ashore. The space is smaller, there’s no grocery store 5 minutes away, you have fewer prepared foods and electric appliances, and food storage is much different.

And they discovered that there really wasn’t a comprehensive cookbook designed for cruisers. They made do with the cookbooks they had, adapting recipes to the realities of cooking aboard a boat. When they couldn't get foods such as sour cream, English muffins, spaghetti sauce or yogurt, they learned to make our own. Other times, they experimented with substituting ingredients – maybe the result wasn’t identical, but it was still tasty.

And as Carolyn and Jan traded their recipes, tips and substitutions with each other and other cruisers, they realized that they weren’t the only ones who wanted a comprehensive galley reference. So they set out to write it, turning their folders of notes into The Boat Galley Cookbook, researching and experimenting whenever they found gaps in their knowledge.

You could say that it took them four years from 2008 to 2012 to write the book, or you could say that they have been working on it since 1998 when they went on their first bareboat charter prior to owning their own boats. But the good news is that it’s now available (links to retailers are at the bottom of this article).

At 451 pages, The Boat Galley Cookbook is a comprehensive galley guide needed on every boat, whether for a weekend sail or a cruise around the world:

Inside you'll find:
• 800+ recipes made from readily-obtainable ingredients with hand utensils, including numerous choices to suit every taste: not just one cake but 15, 19 ways to prepare fish, 9 regional barbeque sauces, and so on.

• Step-by-step directions to give even 'non-cooks' the confidence they can turn out tasty meals without prepared foods.

• Practical tips from substitutions, provisioning and food storage to troubleshooting oven hot spots and more.

• Detailed instructions on unfamiliar things like making yogurt and bread, grilling virtually every food imaginable, preparing and cooking freshly-caught fish and seafood, cutting up and boning meat, cooking in a Thermos and baking on the stove top, as well as lots of tips on how to do things more easily in a tiny, moving kitchen.

• All this in an easy-to-navigate format including side tabs on the Contents to help you find your way and extensive cross reference lists at the end of each chapter.

The Boat Galley Cookbook has been out for about a month now, and it’s already getting rave reviews from cruisers who have used it.

'The Boat Galley Cookbook answers almost every question I have ever been asked about cooking afloat.' -- Lin Pardey, voyager and author

'Carolyn and Jan have created a practical and incredibly useful guide for a boat galley that I anticipate will become THE staple cruising galley cookbook.' -- Brittany, a full-time cruiser and author of Windtraveler.net

'What a great reference. . . not only recipes but everything else you need to know, . . .whether it's for a weekend or you're a full-time cruiser. It's an amazing compilation of tips, tricks and methods to live and eat well while cruising. A great book and well worth the money. Don't go cruising without it!' -- Margaret, a part-time cruiser, on Amazon

'Shearlock and Irons share everything you need to know to make great meals in a cramped galley and have fun doing it.' -- Beth Leonard, author of The Voyager’s Handbook

'I recommend this book to all new as well as seasoned sailors.' -- Sue, a full-time cruiser, on Facebook

'I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cookbook!' -- Leslie on Pinterest

The Boat Galley Cookbook is available in over 90 countries worldwide in print form – electronic editions (Kindle, Nook, iTunes and more) will be available shortly. Get yours now!

United States: Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/dp/0071782362/

Canada: Amazon Canada http://www.amazon.ca/Boat-Galley-Cookbook-Everyday-Essential/dp/0071782362/

United Kingdom: Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boat-Galley-Cookbook-Everyday-Essential/dp/0071782362/ · Book Depository http://www.bookdepository.com/Boat-Galley-Cookbook-800-Everyday-Recipes-Essential-Tips-for-Cooking-Aboard-Carolyn-Shearlock/9780071782364

New Zealand: Fishpond NZ http://www.fishpond.co.nz/advanced_search_result.php?rid=1396801525&keywords=the%20boat%20galley%20cookbook

Australia: Fishpond AUS http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Boat-Galley-Cookbook-Carolyn-Shearlock-Jan-Irons/9780071782364

Worldwide: Book Depository (UK) provides FREE SHIPPING to over 90 countries worldwide, generally with delivery in less than two weeks: http://www.bookdepository.com/Boat-Galley-Cookbook-800-Everyday-Recipes-Essential-Tips-for-Cooking-Aboard-Carolyn-Shearlock/9780071782364

BIA 2017 Sydney 660x82 GeneralMultihull Central Aquila 36 660x82PredictWind.com 2014

Related Articles

Abandoned and derelict vessels in Florida and the Caribbean
Abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs) are a marine debris problem in many places around the United States In this region, which boasts both beautiful weather and waters, a high number of recreational and commercial boaters unfortunately equals a high number of ADVs.
Posted today at 12:50 pm
Boating Industry reader survey reports Ethanol repairs increasing
A new survey by Boating Industry magazine says those in the boating industry are seeing a growing number of problems A new survey by Boating Industry magazine says those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one Minnesota boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our customers!”
Posted today at 4:41 am
Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor
U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment is determined to track down sources and restore the health of the waterfront. Home to Massachusetts’ historic whaling fleet and the largest fishing fleet in the country, New Bedford is also a popular New England tourist destination. Visitors pour in each year to sample the local seafood and enjoy the historic waterfront. However, in recent times, the seaside sights along the harbor have been marred by the unwelcomed and distinct color palette of oil sheens on the water.
Posted on 20 Jul
Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue five off Cape Cod coast
Coast Guard and good Samaritan rescued five people 18 miles south of Nomans Land Sunday after their boat caught on fire The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued five people 18 miles south of Nomans Land Sunday after their boat caught on fire. A good Samaritan radioed to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern at about 10 a.m. reporting the 32-foot recreational boat Finale had caught fire, and he rescued the people who were aboard.
Posted on 17 Jul
Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht - Just move with the times
Honestly. I cannot tell you how well it works, because I simply never used it! Honestly. I cannot tell you how well it works, because I simply never used it! No. Not the boat itself... I actually spent many enjoyable hours on board Riviera’s delightful 4800 Sport Yacht. Right. What I was referring to was the autopilot, and the reason for that lies in the very sentence immediately preceding this one. Enjoyment.
Posted on 17 Jul
Sunreef launches Supreme 68 Power Cat with lots of light and space
You enter the boat from wide staircases leading up from the swim platform, and walk into the salon through glass doors. Sunreef will introduce its new, massive Supreme 68 power catamaran at the Cannes yacht show in September, the newest model in the Supreme line that runs from 48 to 88 feet. The amount of attractive, modern, bright living space on the new Sunreef Supreme 68 is simply stunning: Indeed, the company says the new cat has 3,250 square feet of living space, more than many upscale New York City apartments
Posted on 16 Jul
10 rescued as 55-foot custom Sportsfisherman sinks off Charleston
Marine 101 of the Charleston Fire Department and members of the North Charleston Police Department marine unit responded A custom 55-foot, Paul Mann, cold-molded-wood Sportsfisherman sank off Charleston, S.C., on Saturday during the MegaDock fishing tournament. All ten people on board were rescued by a passing boat, before the Coast Guard arrived. The boat, Sportsmann from Kiawah Island, apparently hit something in the water. Charleston marine authorities said the boat had already taken on too much water...
Posted on 16 Jul
Keeping your boat's interior clean
John Greviskis from Ship Shape TV joined Shurhold’s Tiann Berhoff to discuss helpful cleaning tips for boats interior. As everyone knows, space is at a premium inside the boat. That is especially true on long trips. For your next outing, consider these helpful tips for keeping your ride ship shape.
Posted on 15 Jul
Beneteau launches new models at this year's Sydney Boat Show
The new inboard power boats on display are the eye catching Gran Turismo 40 which delivers unrivalled speed On display for the first time in Australia is the New Swift Trawler 50, spacious, ideal for living on board and equipped for long distance cruising with a range of over 1200Nm at eight knots and a top speed of 24 knots, she is the ideal boat for cruising the Australian coastline.
Posted on 14 Jul
USCG, partner agencies save 5 from sinking boat off Martha's Vineyard
The Coast Guard rescued five people from a recreational boat taking on water about one mile south of Squibnocket Point The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued five people Thursday from a recreational boat taking on water about one mile south of Squibnocket Point, Martha's Vineyard.
Posted on 14 Jul