Sneak Peek of The Boat Galley Cookbook

Free Sample of The Boat Galley Cookbook

Jan and I — the authors — think you’ll find The Boat Galley Cookbook a useful addition aboard your boat, whether you’re planning a voyage around the world or weekends at the marina.  But we know that just saying that isn’t enough.  If you’re like the two of us, you want to see it.  To sample it.

And so we asked the publisher, International Marine, to create a 28-page PDF sampler, with 33 recipes and a bit of other useful info.  Believe it or not, that’s only about 5% of the complete book!

We tried to select information that you could use right now, that would show our everyday style of cooking from scratch with lots of variations and substitutions. And yes, we want you to say “WOW! I’ve got to get the rest of the book.”

Just sign up in the box below to get the download link.  Thank you so much for your interest!

A few people have reported not seeing the e-mail space below.  If this happens to you, just leave a comment saying “send it” and I’ll send it to your email manually.

NOTE: Once you sign up, you’ll be taken straight to a page to download the sample. However, some people have had problems and this hasn’t worked correctly and the problem isn’t consistent enough for me to figure out why. So you’ll immediately get a “thank you” email from me with a link to download it. In three days, I’ll send you a quick follow-up note to see how you liked it and let you know where you can buy the full book in over 90 countries. Your address doesn’t go to anyone else and I’ll never sell it or send spam.

The Boat Galley Cookbook

by Carolyn Shearlock and Jan Irons

The one comprehensive galley reference needed aboard every cruising boat!

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  1. It’s a great book and really useful. I’m from UK en route to caribbean and tbis book really fulfils a need! Not so good on Kindle tho – I need somehow to transfer it to my tablet. Keep up the good work. Margaret

    • If you get the Kindle app for your tablet, then sync, it should appear. I agree — I think it’s much easier to use the electronic version on a tablet than the Kindle, just because of the size of the screen. Glad you like it!

  2. Would love a sample of this, when I tried to download it- I get a message that ” something went wrong” try again. Will not download

    • Cindy Hodgins Smith — send me a note at carolyn (at) theboatgalley (dot) com and I’ll email it to you. That sometimes happens, particularly if you have a slow internet connection, since it’s almost 1 meg.

  3. Just ordered mine.

  4. I love love love my copy (paper edition). I have so many color tags in it, it looks like I am going for my Master’s in Tasty Food. Plus, there are already splatter marks on the page for the Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe – always a good sign! Thank you, ladies, so much for your book, and for sharing your knowledge and experience with us

  5. I have both the printed edition and ebook editions as I can’t stand being away from my favorite books. I even used it last night and whipped up some beer bread in about 8 minutes and baked at 375 for 45. Instead of just dill, I added 1 Tablespoon of dill and ground rosemary.

  6. Most used book on my boat!!!

  7. I really love my copy of the boat galley cookbook. It is extremely useful to this newbie!!!

  8. Barrett Scala says:

    I’d love to get a sample of your book. It looks like something that would be quite useful aboard our boat.

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