Chemo Cookery Club: Over 150 Healthy Recipes6 people have chosen this
Chemo Cookery Club is packed with delicious recipes to help make everyday food a positive part of life for cancer sufferers and their carers. With tempting treats and healthy food ideas, the emphasis is on the nutritional values that can make a difference, but most importantly this is a book that lifts the spirits - especially when food and diet can become a bit tricky. If you or someone you love are going through treatment, this book will help you create delicious meals and snacks that tantalise the tastebuds no matter how experienced - or otherwise - you are in the kitchen.
Penny Ericson, experienced cook and carer, celebrates everyday meals and how they contribute to wellness, both physically and emotionally. If you're struggling with loss of appetite, wondering how to get more iron into your diet, wanting to relieve 'metal mouth' or dismayed that the foods you used to love now seem boring and tasteless as a result of treatment, Penny can help. Nutritional information and recipe analysis has been contributed by leading cancer research dietician Barbara Parry MSc PD, and the book has been enthusiastically endorsed by major cancer charities.
Why do people living with cancer recommend this product?"I loved the recipes in this book and the nutritional information was really helpful to find a balanced diet that fit my needs."
Customer Reviews6 people have chosen this
This is an excellent cookery book with fantastic recipes. I would definitely recommend it even if you are not going through chemo.
I downloaded the kindle version which is sadly unreadable on the iPad. The page is not scalable , in landscape , and the font minuscule. I'll order the paperback version.
Well my son aged 13 and I have tried following these recipes and found it very clear and precise to follow as well as being a wonderfully presented book. This book has been a wonderful way of getting him introduced to cooking and making it fun and has encouraged him to get much more involved with cooking. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipes and oh how we are very much looking forward to book number 2 when it arrives. To anyone considering to buy this book or not take my advice and get it as you will not be disappointed.
This is a beautifully produced book, great photographs of ingredients, method, and finished dishes. The recipes tried so far are delicious, often very simple but with a little exoticism and very good instructions. Each recipe provides nutritional information, which makes it very useful for anyone interested in the practical value of food. Highly recommended. Great value too.
I will first of all declare that I have a personal interest in this book, it is written by my wife Penny and I was the chief guinea pig and apparently the inspiration. I was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2009 and met Penny in 2010 when I was undergoing chemotherapy and struggling badly. I had lost my sense of taste almost completely and my mouth constantly had a metal taste. The cancer support groups really couldn't help me a great deal, yes they had some wonderful information on what to eat and what not to eat but nowhere could I find a way of turning the ingredients in to food that I could actually enjoy. Penny changed all that. She devised a whole range of recipes that not only looked good and appetising but I could also taste. My appetite returned and I started to put on weight despite the onerous treatment campaign. 4 years on and I am still eating the food in the book and going from strength to strength. I have now had 18 doses of chemotherapy and a very invasive operation that lasted over 14 hours. My surgeons are optimistic for my future and also very clear that it was the food Penny created for me during my treatment that kept me well enough and fit enough to survive my long operation. There are so many theories about what to eat when you have cancer with a new one in the papers seemingly every day. This book is not prescriptive and not every recipe will suit everyone but there is something there for everybody. The most important aspect of the book from my point of view is the unique 'Thumbs Up' nutritional analysis which tells you exactly what goodness you are taking in and enables you to target your diet. I have already confessed that I am biased but not just because Penny is my wife, I am also biased because the food from the book saved my life.