Something’s Got To Taste Good
The Cancer Patient’s Cookbook
Fishman and Anrod
First, this book is from 1981 and designed for cancer patients. That is way too old to be of any use. Second, this looks and feels like a regular, but boring, cookbook. There are brief mentions of nutrition, but the main point is this is a compilation of recipes other cancer patients felt were tasty. Looking through the recipes, they were nothing that seemed special or particularly interesting. Mexican bean dip or Chicken Parmesan are examples of some of these “special” recipes.
I love the idea of a cookbook for helping people going through chemo where nausea and appetite loss is very common, but this book hardly had any concrete suggestions for either problem. It was more an acknowledgement of the problems, rather than any specific suggestions. Since this is so tied to medical information, I would probably weed it using medical information standards rather than cookery criteria.
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