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June 2018

Cancer Survivorship Summit

Chef Ryan was once again featured on the news in Evansville IN!

Watch Video Here

May 2018

Guest OncoLink Blog -Why does food taste bad?

An Excerpt: In my last blog post, I defined what your senses are and how they come into play during the eating experience. As a refresher, I showed that you experience food with all five of your senses.(Taste, Touch, Sight, Smell and Sound), and that all of that information is filtered through your memories and associations to help decide how you feel about the food that you are eating. Today, I am going to teach you a little more about why food tastes bad to chemo patients, and a few ways to figure out precisely what it is that is putting your appetite off of its game….

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April 2018

Chef Ryan on the News in Evansville

On his recent trip to Gilda’s Club Evansville, Chef Ryan was interviewed my the local Fox affiliate about Cooking for Chemo.

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March 2018

Chef Ryan is now an OncoLink Blogger

February 2018

Article for World Cancer Day with IHadCancer

As I sit in my booth at Wizard World ComicCon, I was trying to come up with inspiration to finish writing this blog post. I had a solid 280 word blog post written, that was good, but not great. I know what World Cancer Day means to me, but what did it mean to you, the reader? Then at the end of the day, a 17 year old girl came over dressed as a video game character and began to talk with me. We laughed, we joked, and I gave her the spheil on my new cookbook. This intrigued her and she began to color in my new book at our coloring station. As we talked we delved deeper and deeper into her life until she confided in me that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 12.


January 2018

2018 Gourmand Award "Most Innovative Cookbook"

The International Gourmand Cookbook Awards just announced the winners for their 2018 shortlist!

Chef Ryan Callahan won “Most Innovative Cookbook in the USA” and now goes on to compete in his category for “Best in the World.” Chef Ryan is 1 of 17 competing for the “Best in the World” title for “Most Innovative Cookbook.” Click on the logo to see his placing. (Category A-10) or click here:

What makes Chef Ryan’s How-to-Cook Cookbook so Innovative?
Learn more about the Gourmand Award winning book here:

Interview with Gilda's Club Evansville, IN

Chef Ryan’s family was no stranger to cancer, and when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, his life, including being a chef, took a twist as he became the primary caregiver for her for about a year. He noticed how difficult it was for her to enjoy food because of the side effects of treatment with many things smelling and tasting weird for her.

I reached out to national organizations for tips and tricks to help,” he explained. “Even though they had informational pamphlets, no one really had any answers.”


September 2017

10 Men Who Embody The Meaning of Strength

I am honored to be added to THIS LIST! Click HERE to read the article.

April 2017

March 2017

Conquer Magazine Shares our Lent Recipes

Recommended for World Book Day by IHadCancer

Feburary 2017

Conquer Magazine Recipe Slideshow

Conquer-Magazine has created a slideshow of our recipes available on their website!


IHadCancer – How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Safe During Treatment

December 2016

November 2016

Interview with Conquer Magazine's Digital Editor, John Parkinson

October 2016

Chef Ryan Callahan's Featured Article on

August 2016

Children's Cause Cancer Advocacy Recommends Cooking for Kids With Cancer

Review of Chef Ryan’s book, Cooking for Kids with Cancer by Jess Kean from Children’s Cause Cancer Advocacy
Click Here to read the article: Book Lovers’ Day: This Year’s Recommendation

July 2016

Chef Ryan’s Featured Article on

Talk of the Town with Angella Sharpe

Angella Sharpe interviewed Chef Ryan Callahan about his new book, Cooking for Kids with Cancer. Aired July 17th on 92.3 WIL, 106.5 The Arch, and 101.1 ESPN Radio.

June 2016

Chef Ryan Callahan made Live Better With’s 21 Most Helpful US Cancer Blogs

Click HERE to see the list (Bad Link)

Chicken Tikka Masala Video Recipe

Click here to watch our cooking show and recipe hosted by
Cooking for Chemo LIVE: How to make Chicken Tikka Masala

May 2016

Cooking for Chemo and Chef Ryan in Caregiver Magazine’s May-June 2016 Issue -Page 14

Chef Ryan was a guest on Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio Network

Listen to him answer callers cooking questions here: Breast Friends ft Cooking for Chemo

Chef Ryan’s Featured Article on

Guest on Dave Williams’s show Find Your New Normal

April 2016

March 2016

Chef Ryan’s Featured Articles on
Tips for Relieving the Dreading Nausea from Chemo

Cooking for Chemo …and After! and Chef Ryan Callahan were featured in an article by for World Book Day!
9 Books Written by Cancer Fighters, Survivors, Supporters #WorldBookDay

Febuary 2016

Chef Ryan Featured in West Newsmagazine

Cooking for Chemo …and After! Wins a Book Award

Announced Feb 12th, 2016
Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner 2016
Health and Nutrition (USA)

Chef Ryan Discusses Cooking for Chemo and World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day Feb 10th: London, England
Discussed Cooking for Chemo …and After!
LIVE on-air with Darren Adam
LBC (Leading Britain’s Conversation.)

January 2016

Chef Ryan Callahan’s Cooking for Chemo Recipes Featured on

December 2015

October 2015

Chef Ryan Callahan Interviewed in West Newsmagazine

August 2015

Chef Ryan Callahan's First Interview

The Daily Mix with Angella Sharpe
Interview starts @ 11:23 -17:40 mark