Sea Shepherd publishes vegan cookbook

first_imgSkeptics might find it odd that a group of vigilante activists would publish a book and sell it on Amazon, but the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has an active online store and has done a remarkable job of branding itself, not only with its own reality show but also with men’s “Jolly Roger” organic polo shirts.Indeed, the society funded “Think! Eat! Act!” through a Kickstarter campaign. They easily surpassed their goal of $3,000, raising $13,075.Instead of diving directly into the recipes, the book opens with a personal introduction from the author, then describes the virtues of animal-free diets and the many species that veganism spares from slaughter. Once you’ve learned how to make pasta, salad and soup in a rocking kitchen, you can read interviews with Sea Shepherd veterans.Most intriguing of all, the book lists websites for vegan political prisoners – not people incarcerated for avoiding cheese, but people that the society considers political prisoners who also happen to be vegan. If you’ve never heard of people like Eric McDavid (who was released in January) and Marius Mason, their stories make for provocative reading. Something to discuss over kale and couscous pilaf.Recommended: Shark fin scandal in Costa Rica has Solís administration on the defensive Facebook Comments Related posts:Sea Shepherd’s R/V Martin Sheen lands in Costa Rica for 4-month research mission One of Sea Shepherd’s missions in Costa Rica: Protecting whales Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica To describe the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as “controversial” is like calling whaling “unpleasant.” But that’s to be expected, when you routinely use guerilla warfare to sabotage illegal fishing ships. Paul Watson, the white-goateed captain of the world-famous anti-poaching campaign, has acolorful relationship with Costa Rica, mostly involving Interpol, extradition requests, and naming a ship after a murdered Tico environmentalist. (Courtesy of Microcosm Publishing)Needless to say, Sea Shepherd gets a lot of attention in a country that both abhors shark finning and has repeatedly called for Watson’s arrest. But the latest from Sea Shepherd is far more benign: a book of vegan recipes, written by maritime cook Raffaella Tolicetti. Released by Microcosm Publishing, the 192-page “Think! Eat! Act!” is now available in paperback and Kindle.“I used to cook for myself and my friends after moving away from home,” Tolicetti writes in her introduction. “I liked it but was never really passionate about it.”Raised in Italy, Tolicetti does not present herself as a born chef. She had no particular aspirations to prepare food until a shipmate admitted that she hated cooking and wanted to hand off the responsibility. Tolicetti accepted, not because she suddenly had a desire to whip up animal-free victuals, but because of its political significance.“I developed a passion for cooking because it became a way for me to express my philosophy about ethics and animals to a lot of people and show them that you can have a beautiful and wide range of food exactly as with any other traditional diet,” she writes.If you’ve spent any time on a ship, Tolicetti’s descriptions of working a kitchen during rocky seas should sound familiar – although she has the added challenge of cooking while antagonistic vessels attempt to ram each other in Antarctic waters.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo conceded his starting quarterback job to rookie Dak Prescott Tuesday in a move to nip distractions at the bud for Dallas as it rises to contender status.Romo’s emotional speech and stepping aside, however, only adds to speculation that his Dallas career is over. That, of course, means national pundits must look into their crystal balls to determine what might make sense for the quarterback’s future. To say that it’s a reason to believe Tony Romo is in the front of general manager Steve Keim’s mind in November of 2016? Not so much. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo ESPN’s Adam Schefter threw out four teams that just might need a veteran quarterback in 2017, and one of those was the Arizona Cardinals.If Carson Palmer were to decide to walk away from the game after this season, Romo could enter the equation. Arizona has done an excellent job of reviving veterans’ careers.NBC’s Mike Florio also floated the Cardinals as a fit, as did The Big Lead’s Jason McIntyre.There is some reason all these NFL writers and reporters might consider the Cardinals a landing spot for Romo.Namely, the Cardinals have a window of opportunity that appears brief. After all, as head coach Bruce Arians has mentioned in the past, this job very well could be his last. If Arizona wants to go for the whole thing even beyond Palmer’s time, Romo would make sense — except that at 36 years old, he’s the same age as Palmer.Before we go there, two major red flags must be considered.The first, Schefter and Florio mention. Palmer would likely need to walk away if Romo were to leave the Cowboys, because Romo would hypothetically do so only searching out a starting role. Palmer, if you don’t remember, just added an additional year to his contract, keeping him through the 2018 season. Comments   Share   center_img McIntyre rightly called the contract the “biggest hurdle” to this becoming a reality.Palmer is coming off a week where he threw for a season-best 376 yards and has his three biggest games by total yardage in the last three games. While the offense hasn’t been what it was a year ago — the receivers and O-line can take much blame here as well — and Palmer is subjected to taking veterans days off more than ever, there isn’t reasonable evidence to show he’s thinking about retiring.Even looking beyond Palmer, Arizona has alluded to backup quarterback Drew Stanton as a successor.The second red flag for this to become a reality is fairly obvious: Romo would need to get out of Dallas with three years left after 2016 on his deal.Anyhow, the Cardinals’ assumed window of opportunity beyond 2016 remains murky because of their many free agents to consider this coming offseason.The most significant reason to believe the Cardinals might ever want Tony Romo?They don’t have a young quarterback waiting in the wings.Neither the Logan Thomas nor the Matt Barkley experiments turned out well. That’s a good enough reason to assume Arizona will look at quarterbacks extensively in the upcoming draft. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more