“We really enjoyed reading the thoughtful words on how to live with a small footprint, and the ethos, strategies and recipes behind it all. The photography is stunning! Chef Scott thinks all the recipes sound delicious. – Eliz and Scott, SV Oyster, @sv_oyster”
David Bristow and Catherine Lawson have spent the last two decades exploring empty shores and plunging into new cultures from the deck of their catamaran, Wild One. Their years of experience have taught them how to thrive and embrace a healthy lifestyle during long sojourns on the water – from stocking up on wholesome, durable ingredients at local markets to perfecting the art of harvesting delicacies from the waters and shores that sustain them.
A must-have for seasoned and new sailors alike, The Hunter & the Gatherer is a comprehensive guide to becoming self-sufficient and leaving a tiny footprint on the sea. With 160 simple, delicious recipes that anyone can prepare with ingredients purchased at local markets or caught on the water, it’s the perfect companion for tiny galleys, long passages, perfect beach sunsets, and days when the cupboards are empty, but the fish are biting.
For every copy sold, we’ll plant one tree in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, so you can rest in the knowledge that this book does more good than harm. Learn more about how we’re working to minimize our environmental impact and sustain native, biodiverse forests that protect and expand marine, coastal eco-systems at exploringedenbooks.co/our-books-plant-forests.
About the Authors
Catherine Lawson has called the ocean home for over two decades, sailing the catamaran Wild One. For over 20 years, she’s been provisioning and cooking for extendent, remote sailing expeditions and developing recipes for sailing, camping and caravanning magazines. They are the authors of our travel guide, 100 Things To See In Tropical North Queensland and Highway One:Ultimate Australian Roadtrip.
Catherine cut her journalistic teeth as a cadet in a regional newsroom, but her love of travel made keeping her itchy feet under a desk pretty challenging. After tackling a Big Lap of Australia, she landed a job as editor of Go Camping Australia magazine so that she could legitimately travel for ‘work’, and pretty quickly became a digital nomad, editing the magazine on the road and freelancing for some of Australia’s best travel and camping magazines. She launched Australia’s first outdoor Gear Guide, and after meeting David on an idyllic Thai island, moved to Tropical North Queensland to manage News Corp’s Port Douglas Gazette. The author of two Australian travel books, Catherine has spent the last 25 years writing for the likes of Australian Geographic, Wild, Outdoor, Action Asia, Get Lost, WellBeing and ROAM magazine.
David began his career as a television cameraman in Western Australia, filming in the most remote corners of the state. Born in Perth, he spent his youth – camera on shoulder, surfboard in car – travelling the entire west coast until he and Catherine Lawson met in Thailand and moved to Tropical North Queensland, Australia. Dave transitioned to stills photography, and now devotes his days to documenting Australia’s wild places (and wild creatures) for magazines and books.
Together they prefer to be exploring the path less travelled and specialise in dreaming up and documenting the kind of adventures and wildlife encounters that inspire intrepid travellers to pack their bags. They don’t write about the world’s hippest bars, or which galleries to visit (unless they are Indigenous rock art galleries) or what hotel deals to snap up. But they do guide travellers to some of the wildest natural destinations on the planet.
They have a daughter, Maya, who, as-well-as being the youngest Australian to reach Everest base-camp, accompanies them on all their travels.
They currently live on their catamaran and are sailing through Southeast Asia.