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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: BUTTERNUT SQUASH SPECIALTIES

Chef Jon Ashton Butternut Squash Soup & Panini

Soup and sandwiches. A classic pairing that warms you from the inside out and ideal for ushering in the increasingly crisp. Add a double helping of butternut squash to the equation and you have the makings for a cozy feast with a gourmet twist. Chef Jon Ashton’s butternut squash panini and soup is a combo reminiscent of the delicious Marketplace luncheons that are the perfectly warm complement to meals al fresco on the Lido Deck…

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A ‘007’ HOMAGE THIS THIRSTY THURSDAY

The Vesper Martini

The Vesper Martini is as Smooth as its James Bond Namesake

Deceptive. An appropriate way to describe this week’s cocktail concoction. The Vesper martini may be an all-alcohol mix without so much as a cube of ice, but it graces the palate with a smooth and refreshing finish. A contradictory – deceptive, if you will – complement to the double agent for which the drink is named: Vesper Lynd, the breathtaking sidekick to James Bond in Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. Unlike Vesper herself, though, this cocktail is up front with its flavors and straightforward in its preparation.

Naturally, the drink is shaken, not stirred, …

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THE GEMS OF THE TURKISH RIVIERA

Antalya, Turkey, Turquoise Coast

Turkey’s Turquoise Coast is literally named, thanks to the vibrantly blue stretch of sea where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean. The region has inspired all who encounter it for millennia. From the ancient Lycians to modern holidayers in the know, the Turkish Riviera enchants travelers with profound historical importance, legends and myths, and shorelines ideal for water sports and all other manner of sun-soaked pursuits…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: SHRIMP TAGLIATELLE PASTA & CORN CREMA

Jon Ashton Shrimp Tagliatelle

This week, we’re bringing a bit of Prego’s indulgent elegance and Italy’s signature cuisine to your table, as Chef Jon Ashton features shrimp tagliatelle pasta with corn crema. It’s uncomplicated, yet impressive, requiring simple ingredients and just a bit of TLC, much like home cooking in Italy…

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SHAKE UP A GINGER COSMO AND IMAGES OF YOUR FAVORITE GLITTERING CITY SKYLINE THIS THIRSTY THURSDAY

Ginger Cosmo Cocktail

The original Cosmo recipe calls for a sweet mix of vodka, cranberry juice triple sec and fresh lime juice, though this fruity formula has lent itself well to a number of variations over the years. One of our favorites aboard Crystal ships is the Ginger Cosmo, which takes the original ingredients and kicks up the spice factor a notch with fresh muddled ginger…

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