Events

A WEBINAR FOR THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION OF SWALLOWING DISORDERS

I am happy to announce that I did my first ever live webinar of the Holiday Meal from beautiful Sonoma County. Even though fire fighters were getting the Northern California fires under control, conditions permitted us to video live on tape. My appearance was by invitation of the executive director of the NFOSD, Elizabeth Lipton.

The webinar took place on November 9th and will be available on the NFOSD website, nfosd.org. We will announce when it is posted. It will also run again at Christmas. I do this work in memory of my mother, the late great Cathie G.

I taught healthcare providers and caregivers and patients with swallowing disorders how to puree the Holiday Meal so that those with dysphagia could join family and friends at this time of the year, rather than being isolated from the social events of life.

The webinar focuses on how to puree roast turkey and gravy, cranberry sauce, garlic green beans, and how to prep mashed potatoes, orange ginger sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Those who view the webinar may download eBooks teaching how to set up a puree kitchen and the science of thickening food and beverages. The technique is good for family recipes or store bought or takeout food, as well as recipes from my seasonal cookbook "The Purees of Fall: The Holiday Meal."

I have the honor of announcing that I am working with a California team to launch Prosper Foods, a line of organic pureed foods. We hope to launch in 2019.

The delicious menu will include recipes from my Guidebook, created for my mom, but also for the 15 million people with swallowing disorders in the United States.

The menu will include appetizers, entrees and sides and desserts. Look for further announcements on the forthcoming Prosper Foods website and social media.

We post recipes for the major demographics of Florida on Facebook and Twitter, for holiday meals from the Soul Food Kitchen, the Cuban Kitchen and the Jewish Kitchen. One simply uses the ethnic recipe adapted for puree and the same principles of puree and thickening.

AUTHOR TALK , AN OFFER HE COULDN'T REFUSE

I will be reading from my portrait of Yeh-lu, Genghis Khan's Chinese chancellor, the greatest statesman of the Mongol Empire, the man who saved Chinese civilization.

I have been invited to speak at the Twelfth Annual Mongolian Studies Conference. The conference is scheduled on February 9th and 10th, 2018 and will be held at the Embassy of Mongolia in Washington, D.C.

This is a fabulous story. It shows the moral force of one man with values and principles, the force of civilization against a military government. Please accept my invitation to attend.

I will be speaking on the morning of February 10th at 9:30 A. M.






IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER, THE LATE GREAT CATHIE G.

In honor of my mother, the late Cathie Grossman, I have published a work entitled "Essential Puree: The A to Z Guidebook."

This volume outlines a system for setting up and running a puree kitchen, together with family recipes for classic American comfort food. This is for persons with swallowing disorders.

Here is the website:

www.essentialpuree.com

Swirl Away!