I’ve just read a really inspiring book by American chef Nick Kokonas called “Life, on the Line”. At the peak of his career he was diagnosed with tongue cancer which, apart from being life threatening, resulted in him losing his sense of taste! Quite important for a chef! Not wanting to be kept down he trained his chefs to mimic his palate and learned how to cook with his other senses! Later he received the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef in America Award.
Apart from my culinary interest I am always looking for inspirational stories like this to motivate myself and, more importantly, my husband who is a lung cancer survivor. Sometimes he finds it hard to cope mentally as well as physically. It really helps to read or talk to others in similar situations who find the positives and fight for a better life and ultimately their own survival!
Posted by rachkap, 19th April 2014