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A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

50 Great Cookbooks at Thomas Ford – Week 43

Thomas Ford has cookbooks for special health and medical needs, such as the following book published in 2009.

What to Eat During Cancer Treatment: 100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope by Jeanne Besser and others (641.5631 BES)

What kind of cookbook is What to Eat During Cancer Treatment?
During cancer treatment, patients often lose their appetite when good nutrition needs to be maintained. This especially happens when chemotherapy and radiation therapy are applied. What to Eat During Cancer Treatment tries to help by offering recipes for dishes selected to work around specific conditions, such as nausea or sore mouth. Because eating alone is another hurdle for cancer victims, the recipes are also chosen for sharing with the patient’s family.

Is this cookbook easy to use?
Yes, the table of contents has color dots to indicate which recipes suit particular needs, and cooks can browse the chapters for recipes according to need. Each recipe is easy to follow.

What is special about this cookbook?
Besides the purpose of helping the caregiver of a person with cancer prepare palatable meals, the book itself is lightweight and attractive. The patient might even use it as a sort of menu, finding a dish and requesting it. Each menu includes nutritional data, such as calories, total fat, and dietary fiber.

The appendix includes a checklist of staples, tips for dining out, and a resource guide to help the caregiver get more advice or assistance.

Review by Rick

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This entry was posted on October 28, 2012 by in 50 Great Cookbooks, Book Review, Cooking, Non-Fiction.
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