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You’re Flippant and Disrespectful, Ben Davison

readers’ thoughts about dietary issues and diving

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In March's article "The Perils of Dive Travels," I noted that there are "plenty of good reasons for vegetarian and quasi-vegetarian diets . . . . there are plenty of vegans who disdain cheese and milk and eggs, and there are serious allergies such as gluten, which affect about one percent of the population. But Americans seem to have developed all sorts of personal food preferences, and many have discovered unreasonable meal expectations, including gluten-free food when they have no need for it, especially in California . . . So can you imagine how hard it is to cook for picky eaters on a boat in Raja Ampat, off the coast of Costa Rica, or at a 32-diver resort in Utila, Honduras?'

In that article, I quoted one of our readers, who had contacted the AquaCat ahead of her Bahamas trip to tell them she was wheat- and gluten-intolerant. "I wish I had known that the boat did not have gluten-free flour, as no alternatives were available," she wrote, "So the 'daily cookie parade' was torture! While Kirk, the chef, acknowledged the issue, he was unable to offer alternatives. The food throughout the week was superb, but my choices were sometimes limited as sauces, etc. were made with flour. Kirk did work hard to exclude flour and offer sauce-free versions, but be aware of this if you are wheat- and gluten-intolerant, and take your own flour with you for the chef to use."...

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