By Ryan Riley
2020 • Bloomsbury
Groundbreaking recipes designed to rekindle the joy of taste and flavor for people living with cancer.
Ryan Riley was just eighteen years old when his mum, Krista, was diagnosed with cancer. He saw first-hand the effect of her treatment but one of the most difficult things he experienced was seeing her lose her ability to enjoy food.
Two years after her diagnosis, Ryan’s mother died from her illness.
In a bid to discover whether there was a way to bring back the pleasure of food, Ryan created Life Kitchen in his mum’s memory. It offers free classes to anyone affected by cancer treatment to cook recipes that are designed specifically to overpower the dulling effect of chemotherapy on the taste buds.
In Life Kitchen, Ryan shares recipes for dishes that are quick, easy, and unbelievably delicious, whether you are going through cancer treatment or not. With ingenious combinations of ingredients, often using the fifth taste, umami, to heighten and amplify the flavours, this book is bursting with recipes that will reignite the joy of taste and flavour.
Recipes include: Carbonara with peas & mint, Parmesan cod with salt & vinegar cucumber, Roasted harissa salmon with fennel salad, and Miso white chocolate with frozen berries
With an introduction from UCL’s taste and flavour expert Professor Barry Smith, this inspiring cookbook focusses on the simple, life-enriching pleasure of eating, for everyone living with cancer and their friends and family too.
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