Any fan of Bravo TV’s “Below Deck” is surely envious of all of the world-class food and personalized service that the charter guests receive while aboard a private yacht. One of the best parts of the show is seeing what the yacht chefs come up with. Chef Adam Glick from “Below Deck Mediterranean” may have gotten off to a rocky start on his first season, but on his second, you could really see him focus on his work and get down to business. And damn, that food looked good. (Can we repeat that Cape Cod-style lobster broil please?)
Touted as an ‘adventure chef,’ Adam’s California upbringing shows in his attitude and style. Living nomadically in a camper van when not on charter, Adam surfs, cooks and travels on land with his dog Tex during the off season. This outdoorsy, nature-loving chef made for the perfect ambassador for JAZZ Apples, which originated in the orchards of New Zealand. Those of you who aren’t familiar with JAZZ apples should know that they are one of the most versatile varieties of apples – delicious both to eat straight off the tree and to cook with.
Over the summer, Chef Adam traveled cross-country, showcasing the diverse apple at local grocers in the US and showing patrons how to cook healthy, delicious dishes using the fruit. We met up with the famous chef at a New York City Whole Foods, where we were able to enjoy some of his fresh cooked dishes. (We totally pretended we were on a yacht while we ate, too.) Since it was probably the closest thing we’ll get to chartering a yacht, we reveled the chance to gobble up some the world class cuisine.
If you want to try your hand at cooking with JAZZ apples, you can try out some of Adam Glick’s favorite recipes below: