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At Home, at Sea: Recipes from the Maine Windjammer J.&E. Riggin Paperback – January 1, 2004

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"The meals...were home-style delights...cooked to caramelized perfection in the belly of the wood stove." -- Alison DaRosa, San Diego Union Tribune

“A cozy eatery gourmets will want to keep secret." (referring to meals on the J. & E. Riggin) -- Yankee magazine

About the Author

A professionally trained chef, Anne spent three years under the tutelage of Swiss chef, Hans Bucher. After a brief stint at the Culinary Institute of America (the CIA) and several years as a personal chef in the private yachting industry, Anne has settled where her heart lives, in Maine and on their Maine Windjammer, the Schooner J. & E. Riggin. Her love of cooking is expressed all summer long in the healthy, classic, country-style food she cooks for their summer guests. Anne is also a popular newspaper columnist, which gives her another outlet for sharing her passion for delicious food.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Baggywrinkle Press (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974970603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974970608
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,242,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jeanne on October 14, 2005
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This is one of the prettiest and most colorful cookbooks I have ever seen. On top of this, the recipes are wonderful, easy to prepare and different. The personal observations of the author add interest to the book. I recently had the pleasure of sailing with Captain Anne and the crew of the J.&E. Riggin and can attest to the fact that her cooking skills are outstanding. This book is well worth the money.
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This was a happy surprise in my Christmas stocking this year, after my mother ran into the author at Barnes and Noble. I'm so glad she snagged me a copy, since I'm not quite sure what I'd do without this cookbook in my home.

This is one of those cookbooks that you don't know if you should put in your kitchen with the rest of the cookbooks, or out on the coffee table so that everybody can enjoy it. This book features wonderfully sophisticated home-cooking style recipes, breathtaking photos from the J&E Riggin, the Maine Windjammer that's currently cared for by the author and her husband, and oodles of stories about the Windjammer, their voyages, their history, and the ideas behind these recipes. This cookbook has the feel of a family journal or photo album, which is really a great feeling that is lost with a lot of cookbooks. So often these days when you buy a cookbook, it feels like the recipes featured in it are made once or twice in a test kitchen before getting a rubber-stamped approval to be shown in their mass-produced cookbook. But you don't feel that with this book. You know that these recipes were made dozens, maybe hundreds of times to hundreds of hungry people before being collected and featured in a cookbook that feels like should be a personal family cookbook, not something you can just pick up at a bookstore. I love that feel.

There are a ton of recipes in this book, not different versions of the same ol' meals that you can find in any cookbook. Unique recipes, ones that I've never seen on paper other than from my mother's handwritten recipe cards.
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Home and shipboard cooking using the freshest ingredients from port to port. Reading this cookbook is an adventure into the lives of the ships Captain and the Chef on the Hudson River. Beautiful photos artfully taken with a history of sailing on the Hudson and the East Coast.
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One of my cooking bibles. The recipes are straightforward and delicious, especially Annie's "Cheesy Potatoes"! I'm a sailor, too, and my hat is off to her to make such great food aboard their schooner.
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Several years ago a friend and I sailed on the J & E Riggan, one of the Maine schooners, owned by Capts Anne Mahle and John Finger. She was the chef, the food was superb, all cooked on a wood stove on the schooner. This cookbook is full of her recipes. I've tried several of them and they are just as good as I remember. The cookbook also has stories and history of the schooner. A great cookbook. Even better, take a schooner cruise on the Riggan along the coast of Maine, it will be a favorite trip.
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I am one of those gen-x cooks who can make the basics for dinner and dessert. But, ever since I started using this cookbook, I have not only been preparing good wholesome dishes for my daughter and I, but have found myself trying new things. I am not known as the cook in my family, but having tried out a few recipes at family get-togethers, my family now wonders what I will be making next (and did she really make that?).

I can follow a recipe as long as it is easy to make, and with this book it's not only easy, it's fun. I love reading the overall story of Anne, her husband Jon and children, Chloe and Ella. It adds a very personal touch to something that I used to think of as "a book of food to make".

Not only are the recipes great, the photos in this book are so fantastic-giving you a real sense of being in Maine on a windjammer. It truly makes me want to go sailing again. I especially enjoyed the section called 'A Week at Sea'. How much better could life get-spending a whole week relaxing with the wind in your hair, taking part of hundred year old traditions, and eating some of the most delectable food you have ever tasted?! I don't think it can. Having sailed on the J&E Riggin myself, I can say with absoluteness that the mouth-watering cuisine that folks can have onboard, they can also have at home with this book.

Anyone that either buys a copy or receives one as a gift will from that point on consider this their favorite cookbook- I sure know I do!
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