Jo comes from London and cooks for the 20 people on board the Rainbow Warrior everyday. She makes us mouth watering dishes that keep everyone working hard on deck and in the engine room and contented at rest. How does she do it?
Jo, the cook onboard the Rainbow Warrior, enjoys a little sunshine in between cooking energy packed meals for the crew.
While we spend our days keeping the ship in top shape and
running smoothly in between trying to stop the march of the war
machine, one of the things that keeps us going is Jo's amazing
cooking. If it weren't for all the work on deck, we would be
packing on the pounds.
We have to fend for ourselves for breakfast, but by lunch we sit
down to a variety of dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians. We
line up in the mess, heap our plates full, sit down and for the
first few minutes everyone is silent. Then with our bellies full
the joking and laughing takes over before heading back to work for
the afternoon. The happy ritual is repeated again for supper
followed by some struggle for chocolate where the captain sometimes
uses his clout to take first pick of the box.
So how does our adored cook Jo manage to feed all the crew and
guests on board the Rainbow Warrior and keep everyone happy and
She tells it best herself. Listen to
her answer as she cooks lunch for the crew before the anti-war
action in Rotterdam (mp3).
Joe's explanation of how she got started cooking on a Greenpeace
ship and why she loves to do it (mp3).
You want a quick way to cook for 20 peace activists and keep
them protesting? Try Jo's recipe for Creamy Mushroom Soup which
warmed the crew up after a cold night in Antwerp.
Coarsely chop two kilograms of mushrooms and sauté in a large
pot with a cup of butter. Mix in 100ml of flour. Then add five
litres of vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add salt and nutmeg
and let the broth simmer for five minutes. Then add 625ml of heavy
cream. If activists are really cold, add 250ml of dry sherry. Then
take a hand blander to the mixture and puree into a fine liquid so
activists don't have to waste any energy chewing. Serve hot and
watch them smile.
more of the crew.