When she isn’t catching fish on hidden islands, immersing herself in fascinating cultures, like Papua, New Guinea, or hanging out with colorful characters, she is serving up the most amazing meals…and sharing her recipes and secrets. Victoria Allman is as good a writer as she is a cook. I loved reading the book. I wish I could have eaten it.Rita Golden Gelman,
author TALES OF A FEMALE NOMAD, LIVING AT LARGE IN THE WORLD.
Acting on wanderlust breeds fantastic discoveries. Making it a lifestyle puts dreams into reality. In Sea Fare, Victoria presents a global collage of unscripted culinary experience that offers the reader an honest portrayal in the school of life.Chef David Shalleck, author of MEDITERRANEAN SUMMER
Chef Victoria Allman became hooked on travel following a trip to the Bahamas more than 10 years ago. Since that time she’s caught, sautéed, simmered and served her way through the Caribbean, Mediterranean, North America, Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific from Australia to Tahiti. Sea Fare – a Chef’s Journey Across the Ocean is her travel memoir of food, lust, finding true love and high seas adventure.MiamiARTzine
Allman’s recipe is equal parts foodie-centric, glamour and adventure, making for a delightful literary repast.Seabourn Club Herald
Part memoir, part romance, part travelogue and part cookbook. Anyone who enjoys travel writing and exotic cuisine will love Sea Fare.The Key West Citizen
Sea Fare serves up a plate full of enthralling stories and delectable recipes giving readers a taste of what it’s like to stand in the flip-flops of a mega-yacht chef, in all of its exotic and harrowing glory.The Crew Report
Her story is personally infused with her very human doubts, triumphs and joys. Clearly written, Sea Fare includes 30 simple, fresh recipes and while reading it, I felt like I’d taken a trip myself.The Urban Coaster
I want to be on a luxury yacht with chef Victoria Allman and her captain-husband Patrick. I promise to behave better than most of their charter guests as long as I can sample some of Allman's pan-seared grouper with Thai curry sauce or monkfish with caponata or warm lobster potato salad. And heck, if she cooks me some of her coconut bread I'll even swab the decks.
SEAsoned has it all—high-seas adventure, an ever-changing cast of memorable (if sometimes insufferable) characters and the absolute best meals on the water imaginable. From the Bahamas and the Amalfi Coast to the Greek Islands and Barcelona, Victoria Allman proves herself to be a chef with good humor and world-class skills.Bob Morris, author of the Zach Chasteen series of Caribbean Mysteries
In the rarified world of mega yachts, one doesn’t expect the delightful, intimate voice of this seasoned chef and genuine storyteller as she charms her readers on this gastronomic odyssey from the lobstermen of the Bahamas to the markets of the Med. I would buy Allman’s latest memoir, SEAsoned, for the extraordinary recipes alone, but it is her affectionate and often hilarious tales about her captain/husband, their guests and crew that make this delicious book one I will remember.Christine Kling, author of the Seychelle Sullivan Mysteries
Think "Fawlty Towers" at Sea.The Key West Citizen
SEAsoned has everything: ocean-going adventure, fantastic food, even a touch of sweet romance. And, oh yeah, did I mention she dishes on obnoxious, entitled, rich people in one of the book's funniest chapters?
This book should be on your shelf next to those by titans of the food memoir genre like Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain. Allman is that good.Deborah Sharp, author of the Mace Bauer Mysteries
A fun blend of memoir, cookbook, and the joy of sailing.Midwest Book Review
My only warning is not to read this book on an empty stomach.Story Circle Book Reviews
At turns intimate, earnest, self-effacing and entertaining.Miami Herald
A lively, intimate and colorful behind-the-scenes romp aboard luxury yachts. An odyssey worthy of Homer.NPR