The title of Rod Heikell's latest writing only hints at this book's content and coverage.
Five years ago the author and his wife, Lu, set out on a circumnavigation and the opening part of The Tradewind Foodie is an account of the successive eastbound passages first to the Caribbean and then on through the Panama Canal to the Pacific, Australia and the Indian Ocean.
There's plenty of practical advice as well as entertaining asides in Rod's inimitable style on the incidents that contributed to the adventure.
Throughout, however, there is a slant towards provisioning, cooking on board and discovering food and restaurants at the numerous landfalls. Rod Heikell provides an extensive selection of tried and tested dishes in the second part of the book.
Cooking at sea is an art and Rod's selection provides a great range of recipes that are practical under most sea conditions. "Whilst taking you from the Mediterranean on a whirlwind trip west-about the world, dealing with food and provisioning as they go, Rod and Lu also incorporate a surprising amount of interesting information into this book...Having successfully tried a few recipes at home, with their straightforward ingredients list and instructions, I would have no hesitation in trying the rest on board. This is a useful, practical book which also makes for fascinating reading..." Sandy Duker, Cruising Magazine.