Cookin’ Up A Storm: Sea Stories and Vegan Recipes from Sea Shepherd’s Anti-Whaling Campaigns | Laura Dakin

 

Not just a cookbook but stories too from the crew of Sea Shepherd’s former flagship, Steve Irwin, as they scour the Antarctic Ocean searching for the Japanese whaling fleet. The beating heart of every ship is the galley and chief cook Laura Dakin gives us a unique glimpse into the world of activists working in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. Laura’s day begins at 6am watching the sunrise from the ship’s rails as the ovens warm. Feeding the 50 hungry crew members is a responsibility Laura doesn’t take lightly and she shares with us the eclectic collection of quirky recipes they use to boost morale, such as Radical French Toast, Oceangoing Onion Pie and Wicked Wine-Soaked Mushrooms. Alongside practical tips for making the perfect bread, are beautiful photographs of the food as well as action shots of the ship, interspersed with stories of wildlife watching and the dangers of confronting whaling vessels on the high seas.