Synopses & Reviews
For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen and an appetite for fresh, gorgeous food, there's good news: no more tins or bland leftovers aboard.
These fabulous and easy recipes (all using no more than two pots and taking no longer than 30 minutes) will allow you to spoil yourself in harbour, keep things simple at sea, and make delicious meals and tasty snacks in advance. Featuring baked eggs with salmon, chorizo and chestnut sausage rolls, spicy lamb burgers with tzatziki, herb-stuffed trout, salted caramel and banana crunch, chocolate fruitcake and an amazing rum punch, this is seriously tasty food that's genuinely easy to make.
As well as the author's recipes, there are contributions from top chefs (Chris Galvin, Angela Hartnett, Kevin Mangeolles and Ed Wilson) and sailing legends (Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Brian Thompson and Dee Caffari). There are handy tips on setting up the galley, an idiot's guide to filleting fish, and how to host the perfect beach barbecue, all illustrated with tempting colour photographs and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations.
'It's sometimes difficult to come up with new recipes on board, so a book like The Boat Cookbook, with its mouthwatering recipes, is a valuable addition to a boat's bookshelf - you will never be short of crew again!' Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
"Big, simple flavors combined brilliantly—inventive, unpretentious and delicious." —Heston Blumenthal"Fionas passion for all things nautical is only eclipsed by some good food and a glass of wine, preferably at sea. With or without a boat, Fionas book is a delicious treat." —Michel Roux Jr."It's sometimes difficult to come up with new recipes on board, so a book like The Boat Cookbook, with its mouthwatering recipes, is a valuable addition to a boat's bookshelf—you will never be short of crew again!" —Sir Robin Knox-Johnston"Fiona cooks from the heart and her recipes really hit the spot for rustling up a quick, delicious meal, whether on board or at home." —Angela Hartnett "These recipes are balanced, delicious and begging to be cooked." —Chris Galvin
For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen, there's good news: no more bland leftovers aboard. These delicious and easy recipes, all made with minimum fuss and maximum flavour, will allow you to spoil yourself in harbour and keep things simple at sea-not to mention rustle up a mean rum punch. With handy ideas on setting up the galley, a lazy guide to filleting mackerel and tips for hosting the perfect beach barbecue, this is the must-have guide for sailors and seaside-lovers alike.
The book includes recipe contributions from top chefs (Chris Galvin, Angela Hartnett, Kevin Mangeolles, Ed Wilson and Judy Joo) and sailing legends (Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Mike Golding, Brian Thompson, Shirley Robertson and Dee Caffari). With a foreword by Chris Galvin, and accompanied throughout by wonderful photography and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, this will prove to be an invaluable addition to the food lover's kitchen or galley.
With 85 fuss free and fabulous recipes inspired by the sea and happy times on the water, The Boat Cookbook serves up simple, mouth-watering galley grub—prepared almost as quickly as it will be devoured by your hungry crew.
About the Author
Fiona Sims has written for The Times, The Sunday Times, Food & Travel, Delicious, Decanter, and more. The award-winning food and wine writer has interviewed many of the world's top chefs, including Alain Ducasse, Gordon Ramsay and René Redzepi, and accompanied Heston Blumenthal on his first trip to the legendary El Bulli. The idea for this book came after much nagging from her sailing-mad Dad, who kept losing her scribbled-down recipes for on board cooking in his rather basic galley. She and her husband Mark split their time between London and Yarmouth, and she sails regularly from the south coast with her Dad on his 29ft Westerly, always cooking on board.