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post #51 of Old 02-27-2013
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Re: The definition of I can cook

There is a guy on our crew (EJ) who can cook. Shortly after he joined our crew, there was this "Gourmet Raft-Up" event. Plan was for all the participating boats to prepare an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert with prizes going for best in each category and best overall. EJ signed on for the event and volunteered to do the cooking/provisioning.

Turns out EJ has a BS in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America. He prepared an amazing seared tuna appetizer, braised short ribs main dish, and a goat cheese cheese cake with pumpkin compote. It was incredible what he did on our two-burner stove/oven.

Needless to say, we walked away with most of the prizes.

EJ gets invited to all our longer distance cruises...

So, my standards for a "good cook" are now unreasonably high. Being able to fry up some Spam doesn't cut it.

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