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What to Do & Eat in Portofino

Portofino is an enchanting fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Known for being a destination for celebrities, Portofino offers visitors the chance to experience la dolce vita. You can expect to find charming restaurants dishing up regional specialties, water as green as emeralds, dramatic seaside cliffs blanketed in vegetation and pastel-colored homes lining the harbor. …

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The Best Indonesian Food You Should Try

If unspoiled beaches, ancient temples and deep green rainforests aren’t enough to draw you to Indonesia, consider heading there for the food. With culinary influences from China, India, and the Middle East, Indonesia offers some of the most intense flavors and colorful dishes in the world. Indonesian food also ranks high in deliciousness. For example, …

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Behind the Scenes with Chef Anthony Sasso on a culinary themed cruise

There is a reason chefs work in kitchens. For some, it’s because they grew up in them, watching a mother or father roast chickens or flambee bananas every day after school for as long as they can remember. For some, it’s because they live on the adrenaline, soaking up the energy of fire and steel …

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James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise Review

Windstar Cruises’ affiliation with the James Beard Foundation provided us with much more than we expected as we cruised the western Mediterranean islands on the beautiful Star Pride cruise ship recently. Windstar has always provided exceptional food quality and wonderful menus, but this culinary cruise was really special! Chef Amy Brandwein a 2017 James Beard …

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Seared Sea Scallops, Smoked Bacon, Grilled Asparagus with Fresh Garden Peas, Citrus Butter Sauce Recipe

Seared Sea Scallops Serves 4 people 16 u 10 – 20  Scallops 12 Spears Grilled Asparagus Butter Sauce Garnish Pea Puree Olive Oil Sugar Salt Fix through the scallops, remove the side muscle and lay onto paper towels. Wash and prep the asparagus. Peel and pencil the asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil and cook on …

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Mushroom Polpettine, Polenta & Basil Oil Recipe

Mushroom Polpettine 3 lbs         Mushrooms shiitake stem removed 2 sprigs   Whole rosemary 2 sprigs   Whole thyme 1/4 Cup   Extra Virgin Olive oil 1               Whole Egg 1/2           Small Onion, small dice 1/2           Cup Parmesan cheese 2 tbs         Breadcrumbs 1 tbs         Parsley Italian Salt & Pepper Preheat oven to 450. …

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Tomato & Watermelon Salad, Burgos Cheese, Shaved Onion Recipe

Salad 5          Each Heirloom Tomatoes 1          Each Watermelon 1          Each Red Onions 2 tsp   Chive Chopped 1 ½     Cup Burgos Cheese 1          Cup Crunchy Oil Cured Olives 1 tsp    Lime Zested 1/2     Cups Mint Leaves Picked Tomato and Sherry Vinaigrette to Taste Sea Salt To Taste | Serves 10 Cut the tomatoes and …

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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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