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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: TURKISH STUFFED PEPPERS WITH MINT YOGURT

Jon Ashton's Turkish Stuffed Peppers

This week, East meets West, simple meets complex and sweet meets savory in one delicious dish. Chef Jon Ashton’s Turkish stuffed peppers aren’t complicated, but there’s nothing basic about the flavors. An homage to traditional Turkish dolma (meaning “stuffed”), which pack grains, ground meat, dried fruits, seeds, nuts and vegetables into an outer shell – a preparation technique common to the Anatolian region…

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SPANISH COFFEE IS THE WARM COCKTAIL YOU NEED THIS FALL THIRSTY THURSDAY

Spanish Coffee

Coffee has been an integral part of Spanish culture for centuries, since Turkish immigrants brought it to Spain and cultivated the passion for its role in daily life. Today, Crystal’s barkeepers are sharing their favorite version of Spanish coffee, which will warm you on this crisp fall Thirsty Thursday, just as it does on the open decks of your favorite Crystal ships as you cruise the Mediterranean and Spanish coastline…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: SHAKSHUKA WITH MARINATED FETA CHEESE

Shakshuka Recipe

Smoked paprika, coriander, chili flakes and cumin. The measurements for these ingredients called for by Chef Jon Ashton’s recipe for traditional Shakshuka may be small, but their importance is great and their impact on this dish is mighty. Together, these potent spices meld with the tomato and onion mixture, seasoning the soft feta cheese and eggs to create deeply savory flavors and textures that melt in your mouth…

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THE BRANDY ALEXANDER: THE DECADENT DRINK YOU’RE CRAVING THIS THIRSTY THURSDAY

Brandy Alexander Cocktail

The Brandy Alexander is one of the reigning favorite derivatives of the original, and for good reason. The deep caramel flavor of brandy melds with the cacao and cream for a perfectly indulgent night cap or dessert cocktail. Until we get to the bottom of who officially invented it, we’re giving credit to Crystal’s barkeepers, who are sharing their recipe this week…

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