Truly Tasty is a unique cookery book in that all the recipes have been created by Ireland’s top chefs for adults living with kidney disease in Ireland. The book is the brainchild of Valerie Twomey, herself a kidney transplant recipient, who has spent over a year compiling it. Every recipe has been expertly analysed by dietitians from the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute, ensuring that each one can be easily incorporated into the renal diet.
*It is important for readers to note that the coding system used in the book is based on the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute renal diet sheet and the Irish method of educating adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those on dialysis.
The book contains stunning food photography by Hugh McElveen and tempting recipes such as Melon and raspberries with cinnamon jelly and basil from Ross Lewis, Chargrilled fillet of beef with ratatouille from Derry Clarke, Tarragon plaice en papillote with julienne vegetables and chive mash from Clodagh McKenna and Pavlova with passion fruit and kiwi from Rachel Allen. There are over 100 recipes in the book from 30 top chefs who have also been interviewed in the book by journalist Brian Moore.
Truly Tasty is perfect for entertaining or for planning that special family meal for adults living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those on dialysis, who can now sit down with their family and friends and savour a Truly Tasty meal that is suitable for all to enjoy!
Valerie Twomey had a successful kidney transplant in 2006.
The last thing the sick need is a collection of drab underseasoned-dishes presented in a dull pictureless paperback. This book then is a novelty for this category in that it is a real cookbook. Twomey has approached leading Irish chefs and challenged them to provide recipes which are suitable for those suffering from chronic kidney disease. The result is a production profiling the chef and presenting attractive, enticing pictures of recipes which anyone would be happy to eat. Sally Hughes, Books for Cooks
Chefs supporting Truly Tasty
Rachel Allen Georgina Campbell Derry Clarke Denis Cotter Kevin Dundon Oliver Dunne Brian Fallon Lorraine and Joseph Fitzmaurice Paul Flynn Catherine Fulvio Leylie Hayes Domini Kemp Tony Keogh Louise Lennox Ross Lewis Catherine Leyden Neven Maguire Stephen McAllister David McCann Paula McIntyre Clodagh McKenna Patrick McLarnon Noel McMeel Eugene McSweeney Paula Mee Peter Merrigan Liz Moore Claire Nash Rory O’Connell Richie Wilson David Workoich
Hospitals in Ireland spend too much time diagnosing mental illness and little time promoting positive mental health, Prof Ivor Browne told The Irish Times Pfizer Health Forum last night.
Prof Browne, professor emeritus of psychiatry at University College Dublin, said the training of psychiatrists was one of the causes of this problem as they have little experience of psychotherapy.
“I don’t think we have a mental health service here,” he said. “I think we have a mental illness service.”
Speaking during the debate, which was entitled Mental Health in Ireland – Is Ireland on the edge?, Prof Browne said he felt the over-prescription of anti-depressant drugs was deepening the problem by pushing people who had problems into positions where they were considered to have an illness.