Food aboard a ship

swampfox

you mentioned ‘fishing underway’- is this acceptable recreation while off duty?

Horatio, yes, most places. Some companies have ridiculous safety rules in place that forbid fishing. As for the berkely hippe that started this thread! dude! You are whacked!

[QUOTE=mrdrew;56354]It’s become apparent to me that unless I want to eat Sysco systems for my entire employed life, I need to find a ship that serves healthy food. I don’t mean a salad buffet, I mean organic, or vegetarian, or local produce. Anyone know of a ship that has a food program like that?[/QUOTE]

Here you go:

[QUOTE=seadog6608;56380]Horatio, yes, most places. Some companies have ridiculous safety rules in place that forbid fishing. As for the berkely hippe that started this thread! dude! You are whacked![/QUOTE]

Haha! great advice. hippie? it’s all relative man! we’ll see who’s getting colonoscopies at 40 y/o. but on these forums, Yup, you nailed it: hippie in the first degree

When his fat ass drops dead of a heart attack or can’t pass his physical we’ll( hippies that get yelled at for buying rabit food) be there to take his job!

Wow! You hippies are a little thin skinned. BTW, I’m 52 and just passed a physical with flying colors. Thanks for your concern. My point was that on most ships, you eat what is served, not necessarily what the hell you want.

Come work for me in the engine room and I guarantee you won’t get fat. Get use to the Sysco cuisine prepared by a chef from the Paul Hall culinary academy

Reminds me of the “Final Departures” each issue in the SIU rag. They would put cause of death. I would say 95% of them were heart attack or cancer. Mostly heart attacks! And the comment about the Paul hall menu is spot on.

Some vessels DON’T have a professional cook. Some crews demand good food. Some are lucky to get a decent meal.

When a guy has spent 6 hours outside in bitter cold, loading or discharging cargo, in most cases they really, REALLY appreciate a hearty meal. I know that veggie burgers and tofu are a personal choice. But having recently lost over 30 lbs, my opinion is: portion control trumps what you eat. Volume versus content. Just MHO.

As a SIU disciple once told me “the more you eat, the more or you get paid”.

very true about portions. You have to forget about what your parents told you about finishing what’s on your plate. Also if you get a captain on who likes to eat healthier then you have a better chance of having less fattening choices. I notice as I get older I have to say no to bacon and eggs and yes to cheerios and yogurt

I agree! The only problem I have is when it taste bad day after day! That brings crew moral way down! But when you want healthy make yourself a salad.

[QUOTE=Jemplayer;56362]HAHA, man that the funniest thing I have seen all day…[/QUOTE]

[B]OMGOLL I Have to agree, that is funny as s__t. But If you can fish, and I did (as he said on smaller boat), It was great.

Had a pan on the stove with a small pat of butter in it “ready”, caught a flounder, filleted, sauteed, add thin slice of tomato and onion, lettuce and bread/toast.

Also made smoked tuna dip, that was pretty killer. I’m not a big sweet eater but had fun making homemade waffles and cobblers.

We brought our own [U]unprocessed[U] meat from hunting season. Made “deer rolls” with jalapenos, cream cheese rolled up in a piece of back strap, and then grilled with a wrapped in a piece of bacon .

Ok can’t forget the steamed crabs that I would put on the grill and smoke for a couple of minutes just before serving …

Took the "off time to clean and store what we didn’t eat, and had killer cookouts when we got back home/ashore.

I don’t think we ever used the term “organic” while out… lol

American boat, with American food, out of American waters… more like orgasmic…[/B]

oh, did I just type that?

Excellent replies all. I’ve eaten some of the best food and some of the worst food on ships. Good cooks=good food. Idiot cooks=shit food. I eat as healthy as possible. Being on the 12-4 watch, I rarely have bacon and eggs as I’m never up for breakfast. At 4AM my snack is usually a bowl of cereal with honey and some yoghurt. At 1130 when I get up for watch, I don’t eat much, usually some fruit. Supper is my main meal. I usually have a bowl of soup and/or a salad before the main dish. The main dish is what it is. Usually meat and potatoes. Practice your push aways and don’t have seconds.
Granted I don’t have a lot of small boat experience and am used to having a cook. When I worked in the oilfield, we all cooked and we ate pretty damned well. Still, at 52, i work right alongside the bosn and deckhand during loading and unloading and I do one hell of a lot more physical work than I am required to do. Pretty damned good shape for my age. My woman is happy with what she sees when I get home. So if some one post punk wants to come on here and flame post me. Have at it junior.

I need to find a ship that serves healthy food. I don’t mean a salad buffet, I mean organic, or vegetarian, or local produce. Anyone know of a ship that has a food program like that?[/QUOTE]

LMOA Dang you are hilarious!! No really, where do I get tickets for your stand up routine?

Companies use “Sysco” type products because it helps their bottom line. Seems to me if you want to be at sea and find organic and local food you can A: purchase a ticket on a high end passenger ship, or B: Start a “rooftop” garden on top of the wheelhouse, I am sure the captain wouldn’t mind, just keep the plants trimmed so as not to block the radars.

[QUOTE=cajuntugster;56510]
Start a “rooftop” garden on top of the wheelhouse, I am sure the captain wouldn’t mind, just keep the plants trimmed so as not to block the radars.[/QUOTE]
Lol I have seen this. One ship grew tomatoes and herbs on the flying bridge. When the wind is heading in the right direction you can get a little bit of stack soot to ad to the flavor

The topsy turvy tomato planter didn’t work too good, but we grew a nice Norfolk pine in the wheelhouse.

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I wouldn’t want fried testicles though

The vessel I’m on has some nice greenhouses built up on the bridge deck. Full gardens with a variety of peppers, tomatoes, radishes, even potatoes. My wheelsman and the Capt. maintain them. It’s their pet project. Very impressive though.

YES THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE HAS ORGANIC FOODS ALLM THE TIME AND VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN CUISINE. IN MOSS LANDING[QUOTE=cajuntugster;56510]I need to find a ship that serves healthy food. I don’t mean a salad buffet, I mean organic, or vegetarian, or local produce. Anyone know of a ship that has a food program like that?[/QUOTE]

LMOA Dang you are hilarious!! No really, where do I get tickets for your stand up routine?

Companies use “Sysco” type products because it helps their bottom line. Seems to me if you want to be at sea and find organic and local food you can A: purchase a ticket on a high end passenger ship, or B: Start a “rooftop” garden on top of the wheelhouse, I am sure the captain wouldn’t mind, just keep the plants trimmed so as not to block the radars.[/QUOTE]

YES THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE HAS ORGANIC FOODS ALLM THE TIME AND VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN CUISINE. IN MOSS LANDING

They must be part of the .01%