Author: ivy

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Provisioning nightmare

Everytime I prepare for a charter, I wonder if I’ve bought too much food. Space is always a premium on yachts, but you need to have everything a guest might ask for. I’ve had...

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The ultimate Mediterranean feast

When you’re sailing in the Mediterranean, you have access to live lobsters and fresh caught fish. With such sublime seafood, you don’t want to bury it in cream sauces or anything fussy. Try split...

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Yacht cuisine in the south of France

  I’ve been working for the last month as a chef on luxury yachts! Here’s the latest dishes I’ve whipped up while cruising the Mediterranean..   Island seared scallops with mango avocado roasted red...

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PARIS CUPCAKE PARTY at chez NEOBENTO!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Parisian Cupcake Event last week! Fifteen cupcake enthusiasts joined me as I showed how to make ordinary cupcakes into stunning, delicious confections using tricks I...

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Holiday markets in France

The Holidays are my favorite time of the year to eat all things from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France – raclette (a huge kebab of melted cheese scraped over potatoes and onions), choucroute (sausage...

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My first French ‘business trip’

I am on my first French business trip and it feels great! Packed a small bag with my baking tools, tank tops, undies, running shoes..huh?? Yes I am in the French countryside, on business.  This...

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St. Valentin’s Day – Trio of Love

Something sweet to indulge in with your lover for Valentine’s Day at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa – chef’s trio of love: Chocolate passionfruit crunch, banana rum cake and mixed berry mousse with fromage...

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St. Valentin’s Day – Trio of Love

We conjured up a special dessert trip for you and your lover at the Ojai Valley Inn. This is starting to sound like a commercial, but honestly this is yummy: Chocolate passionfruit crunch, bananas...

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WHAT CHEFS EAT

I’ve gained a total of 26 pounds since I’ve become a pastry chef. And I’m one of those tall people with high metabolism yada yada yada. And I’ve also had severe sugar crashes because...