Episode 8 Of ‘Culinary Journeys’ Series Ventures To Madagascar

Culinary Journeys

MIAMI, June 12, 2019 – Local rhythms, lemurs and the sweetness of Madagascar’s vanilla are the stars of Episode 8 of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton.” The celebrity chef and Crystal Serenity’s own executive pastry chef, Harold Neufang, spend the first portion of the latest video offering viewers a glimpse into the growing process and environment on the island, as well as the local culture and famous furry treetop residents.

After tasting some of the local methods of cooking with the decadent flavors of vanilla, chefs Ashton and Neufang return to the ship inspired to showcase the indulgent ingredient during Crystal Serenity’s Mozart Tea in Palm Court. Viewers are treated to insights about the creative ways to use this beloved bean – including the meticulous process of creating perfect pastries.

Visiting an array of locales around the world with Crystal Serenity, the “Culinary Journey” video series features local chefs, farmers and expert guides showcasing the signature dishes – and tips for preparing them – in an array of locales, taking him and viewers off the beaten paths into the heart of each place’s culinary spirit. The videos are published on Crystal’s Crystal Insider blog and Crystal Cruises’ YouTube channel.

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