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August 14 , 2009

Cookin' Up A Storm

Sea Stories and Vegan Recipes fro Sea Shepherd's Anti-Whaling Campaigns


Members of Sea Shepherd take to the world’s oceans to aggressively confront, disrupt, and halt the illegal slaughter of endangered marine wildlife. On the Steve Irwin, Laura Dakin is in charge of the galley and responsible for feeding and nourishing a crew of 50 ocean warriors. Understanding the peril of the ocean’s ecosystems due to global fishing industries, and the spill-over effect into other areas of food production,¬ the diet of choice on all Sea Shepherd vessels is completely plant-based. Featured here is a collection of 80 of the crew’s favorite vegan recipes—deliciously eclectic and modified for the family kitchen. Laura humorously recounts the challenges of literally cooking in a storm and shares her secrets for serving up hearty, gratifying food that is both a pleasure to eat and meets the needs of a hard-working crew.Full color food shots highlight how appetizing the meals are while action shots of the crew add a cohesive thread throughout the book as to the mission on hand. Interspersed among the recipes are riveting stories from crew members that offer a glimpse of the dangers they face stalking whaling vessels on the high seas. Their heartfelt appreciation for the magnificent sea creatures they defend lays bare the deep level of courage and dedication these modern-day heroes the galleys of their fleet maintain a round-the-clock menu of vegan cuisine.Led by the legendary Captain Paul Watson, their mission is carried out by the organization’sfour anti-poaching vessels and their crews. Laura Dakin is chief cook on SeaShepherd’s flagship, the Steve Irwin. In Cookin’ Up A Storm, she shares her adventuresof feeding a hungry crew of 50 morning to night. Included are 80 of the crew’sfavorite vegan recipes—deliciously eclectic—modified for the family kitchen, as wellas insight on the logistics of keeping a staff of hard-working, seafaring vegans wellnourished and satisfied. Interspersed throughout are crew members’ stories, laced with the excitementand danger of stalking whaling vessels on the high seas and seasoned with the courageous dedicationof everyone on board.
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