When Dan Snook died of a drug overdose in 2006, his parents decided to take the terrible tragedy and transform it into something positive, and that’s when the cookbook A Boy After the Sea was born. Dan’s father, chef Kevin Snook, pays tribute to his son’s memory with the 232-page cookbook, which is filled with recipes from chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein and Michael Stadtländer, and examines the merits of sustainable fishing and fish farming. All proceeds from the book benefit the Dan Snook Trust Foundation, which aims to help young people overcome life’s hurdles.
“A Boy After the Sea is a tribute to our son, Dan, a young man who loved fishing and who loved to cook. It is an enticing collection of recipes from our oceans, rivers and lakes provided by 26 internationally known chefs from 14 different countries,” reads the book’s description. The 19-year-old, who is remembered for his love of nature, life and cooking, began using drugs after a stint on a commercial fishing boat where he fell victim to sexual assault. For more information, click here.