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SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain Paperback – January 10, 2011
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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
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Top Customer Reviews
I found this book to be a very fun escape. Several chapters in, I had left the realities of life (chores, household budgets, to-do lists), and found myself following Victoria, her husband and their crew through the waters of the Caribbean and on to Europe.
This book is very easy to read, and Victoria does a great job of painting a picture of life on a luxury yacht, from the perspective of the crew. She gives us a firsthand look at the challenges -- difficult guests, mechanical problems -- and the perks -- seeing the world! -- of life as a yacht crew member.
As a foodie, one of my favorite things about the book was traveling with Victoria through markets in the Caribbean, Italy, Cannes, Greece, and Spain, and baking coconut bread with Vivian in the Bahamas.
As a bonus for those of us who love to cook, Victoria includes more than 30 recipes, like Poached Eggs with Mango Salsa and Avocado, Warm Lobster Potato Salad, and Seared Shrimp with White Bean Puree and Proscuitto. I'm starting with Vivian's Coconut Bread.
An additional note: while I do most of my reading on my Kindle these days, I chose the print version of SEAsoned, and I'm glad I did. For starters, I loved glancing back at the yacht on the cover as I read, but since I plan to try out many of Victoria's recipes, I believe the print format will be more user-friendly than the smaller Kindle screen.
Victoria's Allman's life would make an amazing TV series. I'm dying to taste her Tahitian cheescake or warm coconut bread. You won't regret buying SEAsoned, and you'll probably want at least one copy to give away.
Regards Judie Dujmovic
After many years as a first mate, Victoria's husband, Patrick, becomes the captain of a charter yacht in the Caribbean and their adventure begins. Mechanical problems first appear as they sail from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas, a foreshadowing of what is to come. With only an inexperienced couple as crew, Victoria's duties quickly expand beyond the kitchen.
The fun begins as their parade of guests arrives. First, an anorexic diva and her bully husband, who scars the teak deck and wrecks, then abandons, a jet-ski. While on an excursion with a young family, a group of feral pigs swim to their dinghy expecting a handout, and Patrick barely escapes injury. Then, there is the hospitable couple that invites the parties on the other yachts to dine with them, destroying Victoria's menu plans and the budget. On another cruise, a high-powered CEO arrives, bringing a group of friends, and running the onboard schedule as strictly as he does his business.
When the yacht is retired to the shipyard to make extensive repairs to multiple systems, Patrick and Victoria are off to the Mediterranean with a larger yacht and a more experienced, international crew. But the challenges continue. On their initial cruise, the first mate becomes drunk and deserts the ship. An ongoing assortment of guests tests Victoria's patience and ingenuity.
Victoria Allman has written a blend of memoir, travelogue, and cookbook. Her humorous accounts of their travels turn what might be lugubrious into a rollicking read.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ahhh! The life of luxury aboard a super-cool yacht with everything you desire at your beck and call. Read morePublished on July 13, 2014 by Robin McKay
Brilliant writing, wonderful humor and amazing recipes! This book from start to finish will have you immersed in a fascinating life as a chef sailing the high seas all the while... Read morePublished on May 20, 2014 by Anonymous
The mix between on board problems, places, recipes, and mood are actually entertaining, and domreflect life on board and aon shore.
Good and fun to read.
I was thrilled to find this authors second book and I loved it as much as her first. I am waiting now for her next one!Published on August 16, 2013 by Lisa6000
A little insight into the world of private yacht chef-ing & crew living. Good simple recipes for those who are novice cooks.Published on November 28, 2012 by Kindle Customer
Thanks to great writing, I sit in my den and Victoria takes me to the clear waters of the Caribbean and the deep blue of the Mediterranean, where I am sprayed with sun and sea... Read morePublished on April 8, 2011 by Den Bailey
Didn't think it was possible, but mega-yacht chef Victoria Allman has topped her first outing as an author with her latest book, ''SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Deborah Sharp