Crip Up The Kitchen • Jules Sherred - Author
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Softcover | Publication Date: May 9, 2023

Crip Up The Kitchen

Tools, Tips and Recipes for the Disabled Cook

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A black cover with white text across that top that reads "Jules Sherred." Down the left in big yellow text, one word per line, "CRIP UP THE KTICHEN". Across the buttom in white reads, "TOOLS, TIPS AND RECIPES FOR THE DISABLED COOK." On the right side of the image is a spoon with a drip of honey.

A comprehensive guide and recipe collection that brings the economy and satisfaction of home cooking to disabled and neurodivergent cooks.

Cripping/Crip Up. A term used by disabled disability rights advocates and academia to signal taking back power, to lessen stigma, and to disrupt ableism as to ensure disabled voices are included in all aspects of life.

When Jules Sherred discovered the Instant Pot multicooker, he was thrilled. And incensed. How had no one told him what a gamechanger this could be, for any home cook but in particular for those with disabilities and chronic illness? And so the experimenting—and the evangelizing—began.

The kitchen is the most ableist room in the house. With 50 recipes that make use of three key tools—the electric pressure cooker, air fryer, and bread machine—Jules has set out to make the kitchen accessible and enjoyable. The book includes pantry prep, meal planning, shopping guides, kitchen organization plans, and tips for cooking safely when disabled, all taking into account varying physical abilities and energy levels.

Organized from least to greatest effort (or from 1 to “all your spoons,” for spoonies), beginning with spice blends and bases, Jules presents thorough, tested, inclusive recipes for making favourites like butter chicken, Jules’s Effin’ Good Chili, Thai winter squash soup, roast dinners, matzo balls, pho, samosas, borshch, shortbread, lemon pound cake, and many more.

Jules also provides a step-by-step guide to safe canning and a template for prepping your freezer and pantry for post-surgery. With rich accompanying photography and food histories, complete nutritional information and methods developed specifically for the disabled and neurodivergent cook, Crip Up the Kitchen is at once inviting, comprehensive, and accessible. If you’ve craved the economy and satisfaction of cooking at home but been turned off by the ableist approach of most cookbooks—this one’s for you!

The full CRIP UP THE KITCHEN cover wrap. From left to right. Left: Back cover inside flap reads "Based in Duncan, BC, Jules Sherred works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, writer, journalist, and outspoken advocate for disability and trans rights. His website Disabled Kitchen and Garden and his cookbook Crip Up the Kitchen were born out of the need to include disabled people in the conversation around food. Visit Jules online at disabledkitchenandgarden.ca, polariscreative.ca, and julessherred.com." Under it is an image of the backside of a Thai basil leave, showing its "lungs". Left-mid: Back cover reads "“There was a time I would easily spend five hours cooking for myself or guests. Cooking brought me so much joy. Then, disability and chronic illness took over, and I couldn’t cook. I hated it. Over time, I began to discover products and developed strategies that allowed me to reclaim the kitchen. I created recipes that would not only feed my body but also my soul. I felt that joy, once again. There is a saying, ‘Nothing about us without us.’ Join me in reclaiming the heart of the home—and the word crip—to celebrate the things that make us disabled at any age and every stage.” —JULES “So much more than a cookbook! It’s an empathetic and expert guidebook full of tips, tricks and recipes that helped this disabled senior safely equip and organize my kitchen, then plan, prep, cook, store, and enjoy tasty meals. Embracing the diversity of food and the diverse energy levels of aging with a disability, it’s a must-have to help seniors stay in their homes longer.” —DOROTHY ELLEN PALMER, AUTHOR OF FALLING FOR MYSELF" Under the text is an antique scale filled with various vegetables. "TOUCHWOODEDITIONS.COM COVER DESIGN BY JAZMIN WELCH COVER PHOTOGRAPHS BY JULES SHERRED CRIP UP THE KITCHEN JULES SHERRED $30 US / $35 CDN Middle: The spine reads "CRIP UP THE KITCHEN. Jules Sherred." Right-mid: Front cover reads "JULES SHERRED. CRIP UP THE KITCHEN: TOOLS, TIPS AND RECIPES FOR THE DISABLED COOK". There is an image of a spoon running vertical. Right: Front cover flap reads "cripping / crip up: A term used by disabled disability rights advocates and academia to signal taking back power, to lessen stigma, and to disrupt ableism as to ensure disabled voices are included in all aspects of life. The kitchen is the most ableist room in the house, but with three key tools—the electric pressure cooker, air fryer, and bread machine—Jules Sherred strives to make it an accessible and enjoyable space for the disabled and neurodivergent cook. Crip Up the Kitchen includes 50 recipes, guidelines for pantry prep, meal planning, shopping, kitchen organization, and tips for cooking safely, all taking into account varying physical abilities and energy levels. Organized from least to greatest effort (or from 1 to “all your spoons,” for spoonies), beginning with spice blends and bases, Jules presents thorough, tested, inclusive recipes for making favourites like butter chicken, Jules’s Effin’ Good Chili, Thai winter squash soup, roast dinners, matzo balls, pho, samosas, borshch, shortbread, lemon pound cake, and many more. Jules provides a step-by-step guide to safe canning, a template for prepping your freezer and pantry for post-surgery, rich accompanying photography and food histories, complete nutritional information, and rigorously tested methods. If you’ve craved the economy and satisfaction of cooking at home but been turned off by the ableist approach of most cookbooks—this one’s for you!"

The full CRIP UP THE KITCHEN cover wrap

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN 9781771513968
Softcover | Publication Date: May 9, 2023
Book Dimensions: 7.5 in. x 9 in.
304 Pages
$35.00 CAD
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