Library Cookbooks Were All We Needed for a Family Voyage

The circumnavigation never happened, but my childhood was a culinary journey anyway

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When I was 11, my family began preparing to sail around the world. My dad, a boat builder, decided that we’d build a 32-foot sailboat, starting with a fiberglass hull that my mother dubbed “a big brown bathtub.” The plan included…