Inspiration resides in the kitchen for eleven-year-old Jack Witherspoon. And for good reason. When Jack was going through incredibly tough times battling leukemia for the second time he sought solace in the Food Network and decided his dream was to become a chef. Before long, Jack was creating his own recipes, cooking for cancer fundraisers, and even coining his own culinary catchphrase ( Twist it up! ) to characterize his individual spin on comfort food favorites like French toast, pesto pizza, shepherd s pie, meat loaf, cupcakes, and more. Clear, step-by-step instructions and sumptuous photographs will encourage cooks of all ages to whip up delicious recipes and make mouthwatering memories in the kitchen.
Jack Witherspoon is a two-time leukemia survivor and the spokesperson for the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation. He is 10 years old. By age 8, Jack Witherspoon had already battled leukemia twice--he also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Bonnie Hunt Show, and was covered by CNN and the LA Times for the cancer fundraisers he cooked for. Now 10 years old, he is fully recovered and is a spokesperson for the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation.