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Cooking and Cruising on the Great Lakes

Mark Gagyi, GLCC Port Captain and long time Great Lakes cruiser shares recipes and cooking tips to save your cruise from tin cans and packaged food. Of course the cooking is always fun, it has to be when it happens in a boat's galley!

If you're serious about cruising and don’t want to spend your money eating out every night -- or worse, cracking open a can Dinty Moore Stew -- then it is time to start thinking about turning your dockside galley into a cruising galley. 

In this "must see" GLCC School webinar, Mark will share the many lessons he has learned about cooking and cruising, as he transformed his boat's galley from a dockside galley to an efficient cruising galley. Plus, he will share almost 40 recipes he has created or collected over the years. During his presentation, Mark will cover subjects from the seemingly simple topic of how to pick cookware and serving pieces, to the absolutely pressing topic of how to pull something together when at the last minute you get invited to a dockside potluck. Other topics include recipes guaranteed to feed the crew but save the cook, what to do with your trash when there aren’t any trash cans around, and how to convince fellow cruisers you are a fantastic cook when you really know better.

Participants in this class are invited to share their favorite cruising recipes which may become part of the GLCC’s Cooking and Cruising on the Great Lakes Cookbook.  

Recording of LA00110-i: Cooking and Cruising on the Great Lakes
Recorded: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Instructor: Mark Gagyi

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Meet The Instructor

Mark Gagyi
Mark is a long time Lake Erie sailor who since the1980's has enjoyed exploring the sights and sounds his home lake. Retirement gave Mark the chance to stretch his cruising legs and to cook and cruise his way across all five of our fabulous Great Lakes. Mark is a Port Captain for the Great Lakes Cruising Club and has also presented Cruising Lake Erie seminars at Cleveland's Mid America Boat Show and at the Toronto International Boat Show.