Menus and Menoirs of a Yacht Chef

Chef’s new venture is gourmet passport
Alternative memoir serves as modern cookbook with worldly flavor

For those looking to see the world and be home in time for dinner, chef Marianne J. Gardner’s new cookbook isn’t just a kitchen resource. It’s a passport.

In Menus and Memoirs of a Yacht Chef, Gardner partners travel-inspired gourmet meals with an insider’s look into exotic cruising locations. Firsthand stories from aboard luxury yachts are complemented by hundreds of recipes from Gardner’s years of professional cooking. The broad selection of courses are paired with wine by a professional connoisseur from Total Wine and More®, and offer options of various price ranges.

“I have chosen 10 travel destinations worldwide featuring a different yacht in each location, with each menu reflecting the food and wine from the area,” says Gardner.

Gardner’s recipes are written for the avid home cook, using measurements, ingredients and equipment found in most modern kitchens. The book, ideal for coffee tables and kitchen shelves alike, also features vivid photos of the yachts, locations and the food.

“People have often found my experiences fascinating, and say they wish they were ‘brave’ enough to do something similar,” says Gardner. “This is one of the reasons I’ve added the ‘memoirs’ part of the cookbook — to allow them the adventure of worldwide travel through my stories.”

Bringing readers right along with her, Gardner’s recipes give flavor to the Mexican Riviera, Saint Martin, New Zealand and the San Juan Islands. Her award-winning key lime pie lends a taste of the Bahamas, and the cooking hints throughout the book encourage adventure in the kitchen and beyond.

“You don’t have to leave your home to enjoy a travel-inspired meal,” says Gardner. “I started out as a small town prairie girl with basic cooking skills and no worldly experience. But by keeping my options open and taking a few risks, I was able to accomplish whatever I set my mind to. Anyone can.”

For more information , visit www.menusandmemoirs.com

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