Life Kitchen

With Ryan Riley

A special event for people undergoing chemotherapy, and their families. Join Life Kitchen’s Ryan Riley to explore how to reignite the spark of enjoyment in eating – as the sense of taste is often lost or dulled as a side effect of chemotherapy. Ryan shares tips for restoring some pleasure in food, with brilliantly clever combinations of ingredients, often using the fifth taste, umami, to heighten and amplify the flavours in his dishes.

Ryan Riley created his Life Kitchen cookery school in memory of his mother, whose cancer treatment dulled her taste buds and took away her enjoyment of food. It became his mission to discover whether there was a way to bring that pleasure back. Working with Professor Barry Smith (founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses at UCL), he picks out ingredients, textures and techniques that reignite that spark of enjoyment in eating.

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Supported by The Assembly House Trust

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Saturday 19 October
11am–12pm
Venue: The Assembly House
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 15+

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