Ivy Dai's Culinary Adventures

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Culinary Map of Paris

I sketched this out for a beautiful newlywed couple I met on the train from Paris to London. I think this will be the beginnings of a fully interactive map! But for now, my...

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Yacht Crew Meals: Feeding Body and Mind

We all know the familiar grumbles and complaints. “We don’t eat leftovers.” “Chicken again?” “You know what my mom used to do…” You think your crew is spoiled and should be happy with what’s...

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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...