At turns intimate, earnest, self-effacing and entertaining.
--The Miami Herald
A lively, intimate and colorful behind-the-scenes romp aboard luxury yachts. An odyssey worthy of Homer.
"I want to be on a luxury yacht with chef Victoria Allman and her captain-husband Patrick. I promise to behave better than most of their charter guests, as long as I can sample some of Allman's pan-seared grouper with Thai curry sauce, or monkfish with caponata, or warm lobster potato salad. And heck, if she cooks me some of her coconut bread I'll even swab the decks. SEAsoned has it all--high-seas adventure, an ever-changing cast of memorable (if sometimes insufferable) characters, and the absolute best meals on the water imaginable. From the Bahamas and the Amalfi Coast, to the Greek Islands and Barcelona, Victoria Allman proves herself to be a chef with good humor and world-class skills." --Bob Morris, author of the Zach Chasteen series of Caribbean mysteries
From the Author
Many people have wondered what it's like to live on a super-yacht that cruises the oceans and docks in exotic ports around the world. SEAsoned is a candid, first-hand account of my journey as a chef with my husband on his first assignment as a captain. Along with cooking gourmet meals at a moment's notice, my duties include pampering wealthy guests, handling a novice crew, and sorting things out with my husband. All this aboard a luxury yacht that's barely seaworthy. SEAsoned has it all: travel, adventure, and humanity, along with fantastic cooking and eating. Sprinkled throughout the book are easy-to-follow recipes showing how to duplicate the meals I describe.