For many divers, the next best thing to being underwater is talking about being underwater. And there is no better occasion for this, than when sitting enjoying a meal together with diving friends. In Dining with Divers – Tales from the Kitchen Table, Simon Pridmore and David Strike invite an international cast of divers to join them at their metaphorical table to share a favourite recipe and the story of a memorable dive.
The personalities who contributed to this project are a cross-section of the professional scuba diving world. Simon and David knew that divers generally love to eat but they didn’t expect to find that so many had such impressive culinary skills. The dishes they propose vary from cookouts to curries, from Thai salad to Flemish stew and from jellied eels to vegan cupcakes: there really is something for everyone. The personal accounts of underwater adventure range from discoveries of unknown shipwrecks to exploration in iceberg alley and encounters with big animals: each dive is a delight.
You won’t know whether to keep this book in the kitchen or on the bedside table.
"From the first nail-biting story of up-close encounters with crocodiles to the last heart-warming description of how to make Pecan and Pear Bread by first growing a pear tree, Dining with Divers had me hooked from the first dip. Not only a good read but a book to be revisited again and again.” Monica Tindall – Editor, The Yum List