The I-Can't-Chew Cookbook: Delicious Soft Diet Recipes for People with Chewing, Swallowing, and Dry Mouth Disorders
When a medical condition forced his wife to eat only soft foods, the author developed 200 recipes that were soft, nutritious, and delicious. Containing recipes for soups, main dishes, vegetables, and desserts, this unique cookbook will help non-chewers fully enjoy their meals.
No help at all!
By Walter McLendon "Tying Instructor" - May 26, 2007
Both of my parents have Alzheimer's disease. Dad can't chew meat or normally cooked vegetables and Mom can't swallow very well. I already do more than this book suggests in preparing their daily meals. Grinding and cutting food into small pieces just does not cut it. I have to puree meat and some other items, otherwise I just cook things to death to soften them enough for Dad. My wife rejected this book on her first reading. She said "The recipes are not for elderly folks who eat regular food. It's like someone on a cooking show made up these recipes." My parents were raised on farms and gardened all of their life so I cook food that they know and will eat. They will not touch most of the stuff from this book.
I appreciate the author's effort to provide nutritional food and list the analysis on each recipe. Elderly people need energy and solid food to make their day. I think he missed the boat on this book. I can say that I did not get one good idea from this book and... read more
I-Can't Chew Cookbook
By Glenda D Bland - April 5, 2012
I've just been through jaw surgery and after a couple of weeks on a very strict liquid diet, I've progressed to a soft but ABSOLUTELY NO CHEWING diet for 3-4 months. I've been looking for a cookbook that will help me through this period but this is definitely NOT the book!! I can't believe that someone can put together recipes that include all sorts of foods that can not be pureed to a completely smooth consistency such as celery and shrimp, not to mention lots of others. And to suggest popcorn as a snack was just beyond beliveable! I had trouble with popcorn (one of my favorite foods) before surgery but now that I can't bite down -- how can I have this as a snack?!?!? Obviously, the author hasn't tried blending any of these foods for someone with no ability to chew.
I'm also absolutely amazed that it's had all the recommendations that are listed in the front of the book from various publications and dentists. Obviously, they haven't given a great thought to, nor have... read more
Showcases 200 soft and tasty recipes for casseroles, soups, entrees, side dishes, beverages, and deserts
By Midwest Book Review - August 9, 2005
I-Can't-Chew Cookbook: Delicious Soft-Diet Recipes For People With Chewing, Swallowing And Dry-Mouth Disorder by J. Randy Wilson is a unique, one-of-a-kind cookbook that is an invaluable addition to the kitchen cookbook collection of any family chef who must prepare meals for anyone suffering from problems arising from a chewing disorder such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, stroke, ALS, Alzheimer's, AIDS, lupus, recovering from head or neck surgery, or mouth/throat cancer surgery. Randy Wilson drew upon his love of cooking and his array of culinary skills when his wife was diagnosed with TMJ and needed surgery. Her doctor indicated that she would have to subsist on soft foods for six months. Randy took on the challenge of developing soft, nutritious, and appealing recipes for his wife and their family. The result is his I-Can't-Chew Cookbook which is neither a liquid diet book nor a blender cookbook, but instead showcases 200 soft and tasty recipes for casseroles, soups,... read more
This great best seller is highly recommended by dietitians and physicians because it is simple, yet classic. Its a MUST for anyone who wants to eat well and cook savory and satisfying food without a ...