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Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

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! Feb. 19, 2013: Today we had another busy day of activities and lectures. When I was a kid my mother served…   read more of “Cruise Diary: SPAM…”

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea Aboard Zaandam

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea Aboard Zaandam

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! Feb. 17, 2013: This morning, we had breakfast delivered to the room because we wanted to get to the Lido Pool…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”

Recipe: Sicilian Eggplant Caponata by Guest Chef Sarah Grueneberg

Recipe: Sicilian Eggplant Caponata by Guest Chef Sarah Grueneberg

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…”

Cooking Demonstration Provides Guests with a Taste of Indonesia

Cooking Demonstration Provides Guests with a Taste of Indonesia

Rotterdam is currently on its way to Indonesia. But before we arrive at that wonderful country, Pinnacle Grill Stewards Ria and Lelik held a cooking demonstration for our guests. They made Nasi Goreng and Sambal, a traditional dish from their homeland Indonesia, in the Culinary Arts Center. Enjoy! Martijn van Winden Pinnacle Grill Manager ms…   read more of “Cooking…”

Chocolate Demonstration by Culinary Council Member Jacques Torres

Chocolate Demonstration by Culinary Council Member Jacques Torres

Culinary Council Member Jacques Torres sailed on Eurodam last week and he delighted guests with a cooking demonstration in the Culinary Arts Center that showed off his expert skills as one of the world’s most renowned chocolatiers. Party Planner Anaise Brown assisted Torres during the demonstration.

140 Years Young: An Evening at Le Cirque

140 Years Young: An Evening at Le Cirque

Oct. 26, 2010: Holland America Line partners with the illustrious Le Cirque restaurant to offer “An Evening at Le Cirque” in the Pinnacle Grill. HAL’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin worked with Le Cirque’s Executive Chef Craig Hopson to re-create the legendary eatery’s whimsical ambiance and award-winning dining experience on board — from serving the amuse…   read more of “140 Years Young: An…”

Michelin Star Chef Paul Virant Hosts Cooking Class on Westerdam

Michelin Star Chef Paul Virant Hosts Cooking Class on Westerdam

Michelin star Chef Paul Virant recently sailed aboard Westerdam to Alaska. During his time on board, Chef Virant held classes, performed cooking demonstrations, showcased his culinary expertise and shared tips with guest in Westerdam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchen aboard each ship. The interactive sessions allow guests to participate in making a…   read more of “Michelin Star Chef…”

Chef Pieter Scheermeijer Holds a Class for Rotterdam Guest

Chef Pieter Scheermeijer Holds a Class for Rotterdam Guest

Dutch Chef Pieter Scheermeijer is currently sailing aboard Rotterdam’s Spain and Portugal Explorer cruise until Sept. 22. During his time on board, Chef Scheermeijer will hold classes, perform cooking demonstrations, showcase his culinary expertise and share tips with guest in Rotterdam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchen aboard each ship. The interactive sessions…   read more of “Chef Pieter…”