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Join 20 of Canada's leading chefs as they team up for a storytelling charity cookbook unlike anything ever seen in the culinary market.
Join 20 of Canada's leading chefs as they team up for a storytelling charity cookbook unlike anything ever seen in the culinary market.
169 backers pledged CA$ 8,432 to help bring this project to life.

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INSPIRED COOKING

We invite you to join an all-star cast of chefs, journalists, nutritionists and health care providers on a storytelling journey that will warm your soul and belly all at the same time.

InspireHealth has teamed up with Vacay.ca and Fresh Air Publishing to create a one-of-a-kind cookbook, which will include exclusive recipes and health tips from 20 of Canada's top chefs. Funds raised will benefit InspireHealth's mandate of providing world leading supportive cancer care. The book will be available for purchase by late 2016.

The amazing talent

These remarkable chefs have embraced this important project to spread the word and relate their stories about the importance of nutrition in their lives and their work. And, of course, will mix it up in the kitchen, giving readers exclusive recipes, tips and nourishment for the mind and body.

 

 

Participating chefs:

Michael Smith, PEI (Inn at Bay Fortune) 
Vikram Vij, BC (Vij’s Restaurant Group)
Jeremy Charles, NFLD (Raymonds, Merchant Tavern)
Dale MacKay, SK (Ayden Kitchen and Bar, Little Grouse on the Prairie)
Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, AB (Charcut, Charbar)
Ned Bell, BC (Yew at Four Seasons Hotel) Warren Barr, BC (The Pointe Restaurant at Wickaninnish Inn)
James Walt, BC (Araxi)
Patrice Demers, QC (Patrice Patissier)
Rob Gentile, ON (Buca and others)
Chris Aerni (Rossmount Inn) Roy Oh, AB (Anju)
Jason Bangerter, ON (Langdon Hall)
Andrea Carlson BC (Burdock and Company) 
– and more

Inspiring survivor stories

In addition to the backstories of these incredible chefs – and their recipes – Inspired Cooking will also profile heart-warming and uplifting features of the survivors of this dreadful disease. These will be real life stories of perseverance and survival.

50 Exclusive Recipes

The final chapter of this cookbook will be focussed on healthy eating, including exclusive recipes focussed on simple, readily available ingredients and techniques manageable in an average kitchen. “Superfoods” will be featured, including herbs and spices such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and rosemary.  Also included will be a range of healthy options, such as: Cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, rutabaga, brussels sprouts); Allium veggies (garlic, onions, shallots, scallions); Berries (all, particularly those that grow with local mushrooms); Carotene-rich veggies (carrots, squash, orange peppers, leafy greens, tomatoes, apricots, sweet potato); Nuts and seeds (chia, hemp, brazil nuts, almonds).

Goals of Inspired Cooking – Kickstarter campaign

The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to help assist with the cost of printing. The production of this project is underway and we are on track for a launch in October 2016.

Taking on a project of this magnitude, for a not-for-profit organization like InspireHealth, is an extremely ambitious undertaking. The upfront support from our Kickstarter backers will assist with the costs of printing the first 6,000 copies of the book. The modest campaign goal of $7,500 allows InspireHealth manage its cashflow, while also creating a buzz before the book hits the market.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Besides the monumental task of collecting this all-star list of chefs, this project has gone smoothly with no projected major challenges in production.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    SUPPORTER:

    Sleep well knowing you are supporting the amazing mandate of InspireHealth. To remind you of your awesomeness, you will receive regular InspireHealth emails that contain tips on nutrition and healthy living.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $16

    DIGITAL COPY:

    You will be given a unique passcode to access a digital version of the book online.

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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $27

    PRE-PURCHASE:

    Pre-order the book now to help InspireHealth plan the most cost effective quantity of books to print. All books will be delivered in the Fall of 2016.

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY:

    For a pledge of $75 you can have this culinary legend sign a copy of the book for you or a friend.

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