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The Daily Dish Below Deck Sailing Yacht

Below Deck Sailing Yacht’s Chef Natasha Shares How She Makes Carrot Bacon

Chef Natahsa De Bourg shared her secrets for transforming veggies into faux bacon with a "sweet," "umami" taste. 

By Jenny Berg
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On March 2, Below Deck Sailing Yacht chef Natasha De Bourg led a virtual cooking class and chatted with remote attendees as she prepared a dish. As the chef worked her culinary magic, one participant had a pressing question:

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How did Natasha manage to make carrot bacon for the vegan charter guests featured on the March 1 Season 2 premiere of BDSY? And, more to the point, what even is carrot bacon? Here's how the culinary pro explained it: 

"It's just like, it's just a lot of carrots, and I put a bit of amino acid, and maple syrup," Natasha shared. She added that she sliced the carrots thin before baking them up and that the end result has a "kind of sweet, kind of umami" flavor. 

In addition to the vegan breakfast, the March 1 episode showed Natasha preparing beetroot carpaccio marinated in berry juice, and — for the non-vegan guests — tuna tartare with avocado and mango. For the main, she made gnocchi in a tomato sauce with vegan cheese or burrata. 

"It's a lot of work, cooking different options, but for me, I would work myself to the bone just to make the guests happy," Natasha said in the episode. See more from the Parsifal galley in the clip above.

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