Author of a definitive series of pilot books and cruising guides for the Mediterranean, Rod Heikell and his wife, Lou, embarked on a circumnavigation during which they amassed not only a host of anecdotes but a bookload of recipes based around the produce of the landfalls they made. Unlike most cruising narratives, this one centers on the culinary aspects of the cruising lifestyle, blending together hard-won advice on provisioning and cooking on board with the delights of shoreside dining. The second part of the book is devoted to a large number of recipes categorized by their ease of preparation in various wind strengths and sea states, a novel but logical way of presenting such a concept.
All in all, a tasty blend of seafaring advice and recipes, spiced with handfuls of anecdotes and dashes of humor.
By Rod & Lou Heikell, Imray, $27.36