Today I am on the Blog Tour for Cookfulness by Ian Taverner and I am here with an extract for you all.
Before I share that though, here’s some information on the book.
Title: Cookfulness Author: Ian Taverner Publisher: Clink Street Publishing Published: 29th October 2020 Format: Paperback Source: N/A Summary: Create Space For The Happy Stuff!
This cookbook is crammed full of new and innovative ways, hints and tips, designed specifically for people with chronic pain and mental health conditions, by me, a fellow sufferer.
It is all to help you WANT to cook, not have to!
Cooking really can be a therapy. Cooking really can ignite your passions. Cooking really is possible!
If you are having a bad day, I want to make it better. If you are having a better day, I want to make it good. If you are having a good day, I want to make it great. If you are having a great day, good on you!
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I currently live in the New Forest, originally from the Isle of Man, with my wife and 2 daughters and our dog, Alfie. I’m a chronic fibromyalgia, arthritis, depression and anxiety sufferer and survivor!
Chronic pain conditions are often misunderstood, especially the devastating effect they can have on you and your family. I know first-hand how it can very quickly drag you, and those around you, right down.
I wrote Cookfulness to show fellow sufferers and their loved ones that you aren’t alone, you most definitely are not alone. I wrote Cookfulness to give people a real shot at improving their quality of life and bring back together disparate families, just as cooking has done for me, by giving a reason for being.
Learning how to cook again, how to adapt to how my body and mind were feeling and what they were screaming at me, how it really was possible to cook and harness the enjoyment and sheer pleasure of it, made me realise the real power of cooking. Cooking gave me a route, a path, some pride, some passion and, most importantly, a role and the drive to become a real part of the family again.
All my battles, defeats and successes, using very real and raw experiences, have been distilled down to create “Cookfulness”, a genuinely therapeutic approach to cooking!