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Book the Captain just finished for the third time: The Care and Feeding of the Sailing Crew, by Lin Pardey
On a 49 day voyage (49 days!), from Yokohama, Japan to Victoria, Canada, Lin Pardey wrote down just about everything you could want to know about food and crew care on a boat.
The stuff we loved
- specific info on how long each kind of fruit, vegetable, dairy, meat, whatever, lasts in a boat without refridgeration
- how to store food so it lasts as long as possible
- how to get the right kind of food in the first place
- how to track what you've got
- managing the galley organisation and layout
- planning meals for voyages
- how to cook with salt water - adapting recipes to make use of ocean water (and save your fresh water supplies)!
- managing meal prep and crew care across a variety of weather conditions...
- Actually, we loved it all.
We wish this could be provided in digital form with spreadsheets for tracking inventory and how long each type of foodstuff probably lasts riiiight in that spreadsheet.
We loved every bit of this book without reservation. Heck, we'd buy two copies if it meant we could get even more info out of it! But Lin seems to have already covered it all.
Any other crew care/provisioning/cookbooks you would recommend for cruising?
I am always researching the next round of additions for our sea library...
(transcribed by the Can Opener)