Welcome to Cooking for Chemo

Our mission is to empower you to take control of your life. We achieve this by teaching you how to make your food taste great during and after cancer treatment. This website is filled with helpful cooking tips, resources, and great recipes to utilize while you are going through cancer treatments. If you are hungry for more information and are ready to take back control of your life, pick up one of our books today! Click on any of the pictures below to get you started.

Free Digital Copies

For the entire month of February, we are giving away free digital copies of Cooking for Chemo ...and After! and Cooking for Kids with Cancer. We are doing this in support of World Cancer Day (Sat. Feb. 4th). As part of our #WeCanICan, we are giving cancer fighters the resources that they need to fight off starvation during cancer treatment. 

Between 20 and 50%* of all cancer related deaths are due to a condition called "Cachexia." Cachexia is a fancy way of saying systematic starvation due to a deadly disease. We teach you how to fight off starvation by helping you to change the way you understand food and flavor. This change requires new knowledge and an understanding of the changes that occur in the perception of foods, flavors and smells during and after cancer treatment. This information EMPOWERS you to make subtle changes in your cooking, and seasoning of foods that will get the cancer fighter eating again. 

These books, will change your life for the better.

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*(Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle 2015; 6: 2–31, Abstracts of the 2nd Cancer Cachexia Conference, Montreal, Canada, 26-28 September 2014)

Cooking for Chemo LIVE is Back!

Join Chef Ryan Callahan on Facebook Live, Every Thursday at Noon Central Time!

Chef Ryan will be live every Thursday discussing the Cooking for Chemo concepts and how to use them to improve your quality of life during cancer treatments. Each week will be a continuation of the topic and build on the previous information. If you can't join us live, you can always replay the video on our Facebook page. You must like our Facebook Page to watch the videos as they go live and to receive alerts that the video feed is active. We invite audience participation and offer a Q&A session at the end of every show. This discussion style show aims to be 15 minutes or less each episode. Episode One is already on our Facebook Page. Click Here to watch it!

As we talk about in our very first episode, what makes Cooking for Chemo different is that we do not tell you what you should or shouldn't eat. Our sole focus is to get you to eat during cancer treatments. This is why we focus on teaching you how to make what you want to eat taste great again during and after cancer treatments.

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Cooking for Chemo ...and After!

A how-to-cook cookbook that teaches you how to adjust your cooking for chemotherapy patients
By Chef Ryan Callahan

Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner
Best Health and Nutrition Book 2016

This is the Updated Version of Cooking for Chemo ...and After! This book includes the addition of metric conversion charts, a new book cover, and an easier to read font.

Empower yourself to take control one bite at a time. Cooking for Chemo ...and After! is a how-to-cook cookbook that teaches you how to adjust your cooking for someone going through chemotherapy. Chemotherapy completely changes the way foods taste and smell making your favorite foods taste terrible. This cookbook empowers you to take control, teaching you how to correct the flavor of your favorite foods so you can enjoy eating again! It specifically teaches you how to overcome side-effects like metallic tastes, mouth sores loss of appetite, and nausea.This book is complete with 90 pages of culinary knowledge and techniques that you need to know to make a difference. There is also over 100 pages of recipes that teach you how to recognize the vital components of a recipe and apply what you just learned.

Suitable for all cooks from beginner to expert. Chef Ryan holds you hand through the entire learning process, and teaches you how to think like a great chef. Use this book in conjunction with Chef Ryan Callahan's Tasting Journal for even greater results!

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Cooking for Kids with Cancer

A parent's crash course on food and flavor during and after your child's cancer treatment
By Chef Ryan Callahan

Cooking for Kids with Cancer is a parent’s crash course on food and flavor during and after your child’s cancer treatment. This book builds on the principles that Chef Ryan Callahan introduced in his award winning book, Cooking for Chemo ...and After!

Cooking for Kids with Cancer is a self-help guide that helps you to navigate the toughest terrain around... eating during and after cancer treatments! In this book, Chef Ryan Callahan continues the conversation on the role of flavor and taste changes that occur during and after cancer treatments and how to adjust your cooking for those changes. Chef Ryan teaches you how to use the knowledge you will learn in this book to overcome the most common eating related side-effects.

This book is written to teach parents and caregivers how to help their child eat through one of the toughest times in their life. This is not a children’s book. This is a book for the parents and caregivers of children with cancer.

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Chef Ryan Callahan's Tasting Journal

Take professional notes during and after cancer treatment the same way this Chef does
By Chef Ryan Callahan

Chef Ryan Callahan’s Tasting Journal is a supplemental resource that allows you to take professional quality tasting notes during and after cancer treatment. By making notes on the food that you are eating, you will be able to find long term trends and patterns that make choosing your next meal a breeze.

My other books Cooking for Chemo ...and After!, Cooking for Kids with Cancer, and Cooking for Cancer and After, teach you how to identify ingredients, seasonings and flavors that will help you learn how to adjust your cooking during and after cancer treatment. This Tasting Journal works in conjunction with the other texts by creating a complete understanding of the taste and flavor changes that are occurring during and after cancer treatments. By using this resource you will be to take control of your eating experience which will empower you to have a better quality of life.

This is another step in your journey to help you think, act, and cook like a true Chef.

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