When authors Fran Warde and Catherine Zabilowicz met at the Maggie's centre at Charing Cross Hospital in London, they quickly discovered they shared a passion for good food and healthy eating. They also realized that with their combined knowledge and experience - Fran as an acclaimed food writer, and Catherine as an experienced nutritional therapist working at Maggie's - they could provide invaluable guidance for anyone living with cancer, their families and friends.
The Living Well With Cancer Cookbook, published in support of the Maggie's charity, is the result of Fran and Catherine's collaboration. Aimed at helping readers through each stage of their journey - diagnosis, during and after treatment - this essential guide is packed with advice on nutrition and health and offers a range of delicious recipes. There are healthy twists on classic favourites and tempting new treats to try, with every ingredient considered for its health benefits. Positive and empowering, the book contains a wealth of information on the best food choices to make, and reveals why many scientists today believe that certain foods and a balanced diet are crucial in sustaining strength throughout treatment. Taking a holistic approach, this book also seeks to alleviate anxieties, such as those concerning weight-loss, loss of appetite and the changes in how food tastes. Above all, the simple, comforting recipes will help both experienced cooks and novices to create nutritious, easily adapted meals - from breakfast right through to dinner - each one designed to nourish and sustain.
Fran Warde (Author) Fran Warde's career has been fuelled by a passion for food. Trained as a chef, she worked at the Cafe Royal, on an Australian prawn trawler, ran her own cookery school and then moved into food styling and food writing. She was the food editor at Red Magazine and is the author of Ginger Pig Meat Book, Ginger Pig Farmhouse Cookbook, Food for Friends, Eat, Drink, Live and Thirty Minute Italian and is also co-author of The Little Book of Chocolat, The French Market and The French Kitchen with Joanne Harris. Fran lives in West London with her husband and two children and has been helping as a volunteer at Maggie's, Charing Cross where she met Catherine, and was inspired to feel that this book is really necessary to many people and families. Catherine Zabilowicz (Author) Catherine Zabilowicz was inspired to study Nutritional Therapy after caring for her son with leukemia. After pouring over the research on cancer and nutrition during his three years of treatment she decided she should take that knowledge further by embarking on a Nutritional Therapy degree and a Masters in Nutritional Medicine. Since 2008 she has worked as the Nutrition Advisor at Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre at Charing Cross Hospital. She has also worked with the 'Food Doctor' as their Nutrition and Cancer Therapist, with a District Council running community and schools nutrition programmes, as the Nutrition Advisor for a food company and runs courses on nutrition and cancer to health professionals. She lives in Surrey, has four boys, and is passionate about cooking and eating tasting food made from great natural produce.