The Galley


KombüseThe Galley, 13×13 cm, 2014
© Astrid Volquardsen

A look into a galley. What they might have for dinner today? Maybe Hamburger potato sup? All the sudden a story of my father in law comes to my mind, when he was a young lad and served on the tall ship Gorch Fock.

Back in the old days- around 50 years ago – helping in the galley was part of a sailer’s duty. Peeling potatoes was one of those. My crew had the problem to get rid of the potato jacket in a fast and clean way and so the »potato economize cut« was invented. Six courages cuts in the potato and: DONE! Looking more like a cube than a neatly peeled potato it was ready to be cooked.

When I asked my father in law what his chief had said to this kind of »creativity« he answered: »Luckily they never found out. Otherwise we had been grounded with fatigue duty.«

14013-13x13-Kombuese-AnDerWandThe Galley, 13×13 cm, 2014
© Astrid Volquardsen


3 Responses

  1. Werner Osterrath
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    …da hört man den Smutje ganz deutlich :Baaacken und Baaaanken !!!!!!..ob das Labskaus bei Stärke 8 auch noch gut schmeckt,weiss ich nicht….aber in der Kombüse könnte man einiges auf die Beine stellen.
    ..Einen guten…wünscht Werner Osterrath…

    • Astrid
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      Labskaus gehört definitiv zu den Dingen, die ich auch als original Hamburger Duchting nicht mag. Aber was ein echter Seemann ist…

  2. Werner Osterrath
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    Labskaus ist mir eigentlich als erstes eingefallenn, ich mag es eigentlich auch nicht so..aber mein Herz schlägt eigentlich zur Kartoffelsuppe , zu Birnen ,Bohnen und Speck…….und Grünkohl…….!!!!!!mit Kassler und Kabanossi……und Korn hinterher….!

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