"Cooking For the Captain" includes background pages with photographs and recipe notes that make it a fun cookbook to browse. These give insight into the care and love behind these recipe traditions. The book honors daughters, mothers, grandmothers, fathers and others who pass on cooking traditions.
Cookbook author, Melanie, is a "culinary wizard", Great Destinations Monterey Bay, 2005
"The book is more than just a collection of appetizing menu suggestions, it adds anecdotes and tidbits about her family that make it more interesting." Register Pajaronian, Oct. 2007
The Almond Poppy Seed Muffins recipe from the cookbook was featured in the Summer 2008 InnScoop Newsletter.
"[The cookbook] proffers some intriguing and tasty sounding options. " and "People ask for this scone - nestled perfectly someplace between heavy and light, worthy of worship..." Feast Section, Monterey County Weekly, Oct. 2007
"Great Bed and Breakfast Cookbook, you'll want to read. ... Will have you chasing through your kitchen..." Inns magazine, 2009
Artichoke spread used at the Captain's Inn made the 2009 Chef's Artichoke recipe list in 2009, Monterey County.
Recipe from cookbook published in Sept 2011 Woman's World magazine.