April 10, 2013
Cookbook Wins National Award
The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) (iacp.com) announced the winners of its 35th Annual IACP Awards on Tuesday, April 9th during a gala event ceremony at the Hyatt Embarcadero, co-hosted by chef Martin Yan and ABC’s Lori Corbin.
Winning the “Health and Special Diet” Category was the The Back in the Swing Cookbook: Recipes for Eating and Living Well Every Day After Breast Cancer, by Barbara Unell and Judith Fertig (Andrews McMeel Publishing).
Created specifically for breast cancer survivors by the national grassroots nonprofit organization Back in the Swing USA, the book contains new information that answers the No. 1 question on many women’s minds: “How do I safely and smartly prevent, and get back in the swing of life after, breast cancer?”
More than a cookbook, it shares the essentials of what everyone needs at her fingertips every day, from recipes to research, to help take care of herself and demand the best care from her healthcare providers. The contents are based on Back in the Swing’s first decade of supporting the movement to care for this country’s nearly 3 million breast cancer survivors, protecting and improving their health after treatment.
“It is an empowering, informative everyday companion,” said Barbara Unell, founder and Executive Director of Back in the Swing USA. “We need the best trained professionals inside every medical practice in America who know how to seamlessly provide survivorship care, and we need to know what lifestyle choices we can make in between medical visits to improve and protect our health. Healthy living after breast cancer is not a matter of living scan-to-scan, blood test to blood test, waiting for information.”
Using fresh ingredients that are specifically designed to help breast cancer survivors get back in the swing of healthy living, The Back in the Swing Cookbook is a book that you will love to use in the kitchen. Delicious recipes include Citrus Sesame Chicken Salad, Strawberry Agua Fresca, Mushroom and Broccoli Risotto, and Gingersnap-Crusted Pumpkin Pie. Each recipe also includes a complete nutritional analysis. In addition to fabulous food and drinks, the book’s beautiful pages include luscious photographs and “Recipes for Life”-tips on exercise, nature, meditation, relaxation, positive emotions, pets, friendships, and more- that set it apart from other cookbooks and make it a great gift idea. October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is an especially thoughtful time to honor those who have been affected by breast cancer.
The Back in the Swing Cookbook is a special gift of goodness for you, a friend, a co-worker, or a family member to reap joyful, healthy rewards for a lifetime.
About the Authors
Barbara C. Unell founded Back in the Swing USA and is the author of a dozen books about healthy family living. The creator of many national publications and nonprofit programs, she has been an educator and contributor on social issues, appearing on NPR and Good Morning America. Visit www.backintheswing.org.
Judith Fertig is the author of more than 20 cookbooks, including Heartland: The Cookbook. Her work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Saveur, and Vegetarian Times. She’s an enthusiastic supporter of Back in the Swing.