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Welcome to the Art and Architecture of Puree!

As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.  While I have experience with pureed foods, the recipes I used in the past were pretty straightforward:  prepare, puree, pour.  But when my long-time friend Margaret, a pastry chef, was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of her tongue, we were advised the pain of swallowing (odynophagia) and other swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) would require her to be on a puree and liquid diet.  I knew then, I wanted to cook for Margaret and I wanted her food to be special.  I envisioned her meals as something more than just prepare, puree, pour.  I thought if I could create pureed comfort foods that were artful, 3-dimensional and nourishing, she may be more inclined to eat in spite of the painful challenges facing her.

I’m excited to say that I used this website as a springboard for writing my book, COOKING FOR HER EYES, Transcription of a Sonata, A Story of Music, Food, Love, and Death. I also created a new website, COOKING FOR HER EYES that tells stories behind the story–hope you’ll visit!

Click on the book cover to purchase COOKING FOR HER EYES

2 thoughts

  1. You are an amazing friend, wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. The attributes you ascribe to your Mom have been passed down to you, and I know she was very proud of the person you are. I am sure that it was a comfort to your Mom that you were there at the time she needed you most.
    I wish your friend Margaret great health and a wonderful full life and look forward to reading your website!

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