A caring chef and his wife have cooked up some very special recipes for a cancer charity.
Danny and Liz McArdle have compiled a book called ‘No Chew Stew’ for charity Traction Cancer Support.
It contains dishes that are easy to chew and swallow suitable for people who have cancer of the digestive tract, mouth and throat.
This follows on from the success of their previous book ‘Dinner with the Difference’ for the Ben Walton Charity.
Danny, 56, who works for Elior at EE, said:
“This book is the next level and is for people who enjoy cooking, if you’re cooking for a dinner party but you still need to be safe.
“It’s been an absolute blast. My favourite dish is Thai cashew curry, the cashew nuts are boiled and soaked overnight, so they have a texture of a butter bean.”
Danny, of Brisbane Street in Greenock, says patients reap the benefit of the food and the recipes are easy to digest.
His wife Liz, 56, is a retired nurse and worked in health improvement, as well as running healthy eating and weight loss classes.
“It is aimed at the public and people who have gone through cancer treatment.”
Danny has been working in the industry for almost 40 years and taught at two cook schools in Glasgow.
His employers let him use their kitchen while creating the dishes.
More information about the book can be found by visiting Traction Cancer Support
This story appeared in the Greenock Telegraph on 21 December 2018. Photo: George Munro