Recipes My Mother Forgot … family style cooking and a caregiver’s guide to Alzheimer’s Disease was originally published in 2000.
It is now available as an ebook at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EMKF7XO
My mother was a great cook and she travelled all over the world recreating the recipes she tried abroad. She wrote her recipes in a cookbook and eventually transcribed them all over to a word processor. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the 1990’s and didn’t cook any more. And a good thing too because we never knew what might end up in the food. One day she was getting ready to cook and had a bottle of kitchen cleanser on the counter with her. I’m not sure if that was intended to be a garnish!
After my mother went into extended care I took her recipes and compiled them into a cookbook, complete with a layman’s guide to Alzheimer’s, tips for caregivers, and some of the things my mother did as Alzheimer’s disease took over her life such as how to test croissants for freshness. Yes – in a major grocery store my 75 year old mother was poking her finger into the croissants in the bakery section!
Here’s the back cover blurb:
Isobel Rhodes enjoyed entertaining, hosting fancy dinner parties, and cooking until she faced an adversary known as Alzheimer’s disease. No longer able to cook, her recipes have been compiled by her daughter in an extraordinary journal sharing scrumptious meal ideas and an insider’s look into the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
Featuring 108 recipes such as Party Soup, Creole Style Fish, Chopstick Tuna Casserole, Snow Crab Casserole, Vegetarian Lasagna, Nanaimo Bars, and Broken Glass Cake, you can put together a meal while reading about Isobel’s passion for cooking and her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.