Guest Chef Sarah Grueneberg sailed on Volendam this month and conducted cooking demonstrations in the ship’s state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Center. Grueneberg is the executive chef at Spiaggia in Chicago, Ill., and was a finalist on “Top Chef: Texas.” Grueneberg shared her delicious recipes, and we’ll be featuring them in a few posts over the coming… read more of “Recipe: Sicilian…”
Thanks to Rotterdam’s Pinnacle Grill Manager Martijn van Winden for these photos from the restaurant’s special Valentine’s Day dinner.
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy!
Enjoy another one of Rudi’s Recipes for Valentine’s Day. SWEETHEART SUGAR COOKIES To decorate these cookies, sprinkle them with confectioners’ sugar or drizzle them with chocolate sauce. YIELD: Two to three dozen INGREDIENTS: 14 tablespoons (1 ¾ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 drops vanilla extract 2… read more of “Rudi’s…”
RISOTTO WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND ARUGULA YIELD: Four to six servings INGREDIENTS: Squash 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dressing 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly… read more of “Rudi’s…”
I love Valentine’s Day because I always equate food with love. There are no better way to nourish the heart and spirit of a couple than by cooking together, or eating a meal to stimulate the senses while holding hands across the table, gazing into each others’ eyes over a flickering candle. — Master Chef… read more of “Rudi’s…”
Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte van Hoorn was on board Noordam for a Caribbean cruise and sent in posts during her voyage. Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner – Favorite Crew Member From the Mariner Society Luncheon, past the Chocolate Buffet and specialty dining evenings through to the last night’s Baked Alaska Parade of… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Thanks to Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Henk Mensink for these photos from the ship’s “New Zealand Food & Wine Fest” at the Lido’s poolside during the Grand World Voyage. Enjoy!