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What is it really like being a Merchant Mariner?

Welcome to Seafarers Cookbooks’ web page and blog!

I’m glad you’re here. I’m Melissa, chef and author of Seafarers Cookbook. Three years ago, I started working on merchant ships – cooking and traveling the world. I love all things cooking, travel and organization. 

When not at sea, I live in Hollywood Beach, Florida with my husband Mike and the Seafarers Cookbook team: Kitten, Fanny and Wesley, pictured from left to right below. I want to share my recipes, adventures, and ideas with you. Learn more about me, my cookbooks, and being a Merchant Mariner here 

Our Team

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Meet Kitten, Fanny and Wesley. This team keeps us on our toes. My husband and I (when I’m not at sea) work from home most days so they have a lot of tasks to keep them busy.  Kitten heads up the IT department, although I’m not sure how walking on and sitting on my computer helps. Fanny is the time management specialist, always reminding us when it’s time for a break (so she can get some treats).  Wesley is our office manager, always by my side offering support.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020 – Best Gifts for the Foodie in your life

The holidays are almost upon us and I am thinking about getting gifts for my foodies a bit earlier this year, 2020 has been wild to say the least so I want to make sure I get the items I want and get them on time. I am a foodie and a very picky one …

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Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oktoberfest Beer and Brat Soup

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10 Tips for Becoming a Better Cook

1. Taste what you are making – I know it sounds obvious, but I often see cooks make something by the recipe and assume it will be good. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Train your pallet to recognize different flavors and to recognize when something is missing  2. You can always put more in, but …

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