My guest today is Ryan Riley Ryan is a food writer, stylist and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Life Kitchen which offers free cookery classes across the UK to people living with cancer. Life Kitchen devises recipes for those on chemotherapy and teaches them to cook, despite loss of taste. Last year he opened his own phycial cookery school in Sunderland. Ryan has a contacts book that most culinary professionals would give anything for. His friends and supporters include the biggest names from the world of food from Nigella Lawson to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver, all of whom are champions and fierce supporters of Life Kitchen. Ryan has written a book of the same name in which he shares innovative recipes which bring the pleasure of eating back to people living with cancer. This came out earlier this year and now his second cookbook, A Life Kitchen Christmas has been released – with more than 20 recipes both quick and easy to do which is free to order from his website. Ryan has said: “Every one of my culinary heroes are now supporters or friends – it’s a bit bonkers, really. I think it’s because cancer doesn’t discriminate – you can be rich, poor, famous or not and it can get you one way or another. If you’re touched by it – if you have a friend with it, or if you have it yourself – then you understand what it’s like.” Thank you so much for listening.Don’t forget you can find me on instagram @desertislanddishesIf you haven’t yet left a rating now is your moment!And your good deed for the week could be recommending Desert Island Dishes to your friends and colleagues. I love bringing it to you every week and your reviews really do make the world of difference.
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