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The Autism-Friendly Cookbook

On sale

21st November 2022

Price: £14.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781839970825

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The Autism-Friendly Cookbook was created by journalist Lydia Wilkins for autistic adults and teens to turn to when cooking for friends, lacking inspiration, or on those low-energy days. With recipes to suit any occasion, the book is written in clear, jargon-free language which makes ‘the obvious’ obvious.

Recipes are categorised by meal with additional guidance on the level of energy needed to tackle them, with options for low-energy or meltdown days, or days when you’re able to take on a new challenge. They contain adaptations and options to suit different dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, and additional modifications for those who are sensory seekers, sensory avoiders or who want to expand their repertoire in the kitchen.

With contributions from individuals within the autistic community and options for quick meals, special occasions and more. With autistic people at its heart, the book also contains helpful tips and advice for parents and teachers looking to find out more.

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Reviews

Natasha Lipman, Journalist and host of The Rest Room podcast
The Autism Friendly Cookbook is a striking manifesto on the importance of accessibility in cooking. With adaptations front and centre, this book from Lydia Wilkins is sure to become a kitchen staple.
Steve Silberman, author, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
Cooking is one of the foundations of independent living. This charming, inviting book is designed to make this basic life-skill accessible to everyone. It's not just a collection of tantalizing recipes, it's a celebration of autistic community.
Chloe Johnson, Journalist and editor at Disability Review Magazine
A delightful guide full of important information for neurodivergent foodies - we've needed this for years!