SUGAR is a nasty drug... IMO it's what is making America fat and obese (as well as us having a higher rate of diabetics than other countries). Diabetics are unique and they have to watch their sugar intake even closer than others and of course there is the bad sugar vs. not so bad sugar discussion... same with carbs... some are a lot better for you than others and you need carbs. I have trained my brain to look at food in general as "body fuel" rather than a reward or a temporary fix to any cravings I might have. There is something about that old phrase "you are what you eat" that makes a lot of sense to me... my grandfather who was a boxer for many years and was always in good shape with lots of energy even as he got older used to say: "a lot of people are digging their grave with their own teeth"... he was Scottish and the Scots have a lot of phrases that are sarcastic in nature, but are so very true when you think about the message delivered in them! Obviously your genetics has a lot to do with how you process food and your immune system fends off bad side effects... your digestive tract and stomach make up 70%+ of your natural immune system.Being a type 2 diabetic on insulin I am always checking my blood sugar. On a rocking boat there is constant exercise and find some low numbers even with the excellent food. Has me many times in the galley at midnight to 1 A.M. getting a snack. While carbs are bad I find a need for some in my meal to level up.
Drew (Rivera) was back on the RS last August, but worked the deck. He said he came back, and to work the deck by choice. And he preferred to work the deck, different responsibilities and time constraints during a trip. Our loss..... but then again, he can work the galley in a pinch, and no one would complain.I'm surprise no one has mentioned Drew when he was cooking on the RS. Simply amazing what he can do in the galley of a moving and rocking vessel.
Drew is a world class chef! He is very wordly, done a lot of traveling, and in my opinion one of the best chefs to step in the galley of a long range vessel. His food is second to none! Great guy all around in my book! I know he splits his time from on the deck,to the galley. Cameron, one of the chefs is pretty damn good too! My last trip when he cooked, fantastic!Drew (Rivera) was back on the RS last August, but worked the deck. He said he came back, and to work the deck by choice. And he preferred to work the deck, different responsibilities and time constraints during a trip. Our loss..... but then again, he can work the galley in a pinch, and no one would complain.
My last trip on the Star, Cameron was cooking. It was excellent! He did some seared ahi that was to die for!Another Chef, Jeff (Grant?), who used to run the galley on the RS opposite of Drew, was absolutely fantastic with sauces. The last I heard, he was enticed by one of the larger LR boats, and making their clientele very happy.