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8 Questions With Chicago Sommelier Belinda Chang While Cruising Rome to Barcelona

1) Red or White? It’s seasonal. In the summer or spring, the warm months, we love to have things that are bright and racy and crisp, so I’m definitely in camp White Wine for that part of the year. And then in the fall and the winter, you know I live in Chicago, where it …

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Foodie Bloggers Get Baking Behind the Scenes in Windstar’s Galley

Written by Monique Volz (Ambitious Kitchen) & Sarah Fennel (Broma Bakery) In The Kitchen It’s 10am on a Sunday in Star Legend kitchen. We are wearing white chef’s coats and hats to match. To our left, crew members are preparing that day’s lunch for the ship. To our right, a humongous multi-level oven is preheating. …

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Caprese Salad Recipe by Chef Graeme

Here is Windstar’s take on a classic Caprese salad recipe by our corporate executive chef Graeme Cockburn. Graeme is responsible for overseeing menu and recipe development on all our six cruise ships. Heirloom Tomatoes, Burratini Cheese with House-Made Pine Nut Pesto Serves 4 Ingredients to make Caprese salad and dressing   Salad: Heirloom tomatoes, approximately 2 …

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Butter Lettuces, Toasted Pistachios, Green Herbs, Hard Sheep’s Milk Cheese Salad Recipe by Renee Erickson

As the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, cruise guests on every single Windstar sailing enjoy culinary demonstrations of James Beard Award-winning chef recipes and beverages prepared by Windstar chefs, as well as featured James Beard Foundation Signature Recipes aboard all Windstar sailings served nightly in AmphorA, the main dining room on each …

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Windstar Cruises – Official Cruise Line Of The James Beard Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation have signed a multi-year agreement to continue our exclusive partnership through early 2021. Our relationship began in 2016 and in 2017 grew into an exclusive partnership with Windstar being named as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, a title …

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Palm Hearts & Romesco Leaves Salad Recipe by Jennifer Jasinski

Ingredients 2 qt. freshly pressed ruby red grapefruit juice, about 12 grapefruits 5 oz. sugar 4 oz. egg whites 4 sheets gelatin 3ea.  0-2 charges ½ oz. Dill, chopped (50% yield) 1 ½ oz. Shallot, brunoises ¼ c. Champagne Vinegar ¼ c. White Verjus ¼ c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil   Method Grapefruit Clouds: Begin …

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Windstar President’s Favorite Cocktail – Aperol Spritz Recipe

The Aperol Spritz is a popular ritual onboard any Windstar cruise! The most widespread and commonly drunk aperitif in Italy: a traditional ice-breaker and symbol of a lively atmosphere. Fresh & Vibrant! A great way to start your meal, a digestive drink that wets the appetite. Recipe Ingredients: 2        Orange Slices 1 …

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Hugh Acheson’s Cod With Leeks, Chorizo And Pimenton Recipe

We are thrilled to be the 2017 Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation. Our James Beard Culinary Cruises offer guests cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, featured dishes and wine pairings at dinner, as well as ample opportunities for one-on-one interaction with the chefs. Chef Hugh Acheson, winner of multiple James Beard awards and current …

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New Cruise Beverage Packages for Every Taste

Windstar’s new beverage packages are the perfect complement to your cruise. For everyone from wine dabblers to wine connoisseurs, cocktail enthusiasts and spirits lovers, you’re sure to find an option that suits you. All non-alcoholic beverages aboard Windstar ships are complimentary, but you may want to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail under the setting sun, choose …

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Taste of Windstar: Cucumber Press Recipe

June signifies the arrival of summer – the beginnings of outdoor cook-outs, long lazy afternoons, fragrant garden parties and early evening cocktails. Straight off our sailing yachts’ cocktail menus, this versatile cucumber press beverage is as refreshing as you’d expect. Exhilarating as a day on the high seas, this bubbly mix of cucumber and soda …

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Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation Announce Super-Star Chef Lineup for New Culinary Cruise Collection

Today at a celebration of Windstar Cruises as the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation at the famed Beard House in New York City, the two organizations unveiled the full lineup for their James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise Collection. Offered on eight sailings in Windstar’s diverse portfolio of cruise destinations – including the …

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Highly-Awarded Chef Graeme Cockburn Joins Windstar Cruises

Windstar is proud to announce the appointment of Graeme Cockburn as Corporate Executive Chef overseeing menu and recipe development; culinary talent retention, recruitment and training; culinary partnerships, standards and procedures, and innovations for the six-ship cruise line. Recently named Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, the leading line in small ship cruises places …

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Windstar & James Beard Foundation Team Up on Culinary Travel Tour de Force

We are thrilled to be announced as official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation and sponsor of the organization’s esteemed JBF Awards, Taste America®, Chefs & Champagne® and Celebrity Chef Tour! Cruise guests receive exclusive access to JBF-endorsed cuisine, recipes and culinary demonstrations on every cruise, and can sail on an epicurean adventure to …

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