"Kitchens” only exist in land’s world. In sailor’s English a kitchen is a “galley”...
Food in a boat it’s extremely important. It shares both energy and happiness. Boat’s galleys are small and fridges are really tiny, storage space is very limited. For these reasons it takes time to get the most of your cooking aboard. It takes lots of passages to learn about doing a good shopping for a sailing trip. That's the main reason why I cook most of the time aboard Narinan.
Being a captain doesn't let you much spare time to cook, but I have experienced that everything runs smoother when I do it. We eat earlier, we spend less money in food, we throw less food away... That's why when crews arrive I try to explain to them that this is not a service I offer, that it’s a gift, for the crew and the trip, for to have a better general experince. In exchange I ask them to help in everything they can, cooking, organizing the table, doing the dishes, cleaning the galley, etc… Narinan is very similar to being in a friend’s boat or house, and for me the experience is also very close to be sailing with friends. This means that as a host, because for me it is my home, I will do more than my guests, but I ask everybody to help as much as they would if they were in a friend's boat or house.
If you join us you will find that Narinan’s food is in general very fresh and healthy. Most of the food comes from local markets, free of packaging, and has traveled almost 0 km to arrive to the boat. These almost vegetarian recipes are mixed with very old school, full of flavor, fishing boat’s dishes. Sometimes, depending ob the period of the year, we even fish our meals. We also have two or three very tasty Spanish style rices and a sort of very local cheeses and aperitifs.
At Narinan you are totally lost if you don’t like onion or tomato, but you can be vegan, vegetarian, or any of this life options, with any problem, you just need to say it in advance.
I wish you join us and come to help in the galley, eat with us, any time soon ;)) !
Hugs and smiles,