Dishing it up in the MS Life Kitchen

TrevisChef and blogger Trevis L Gleason will be stirring up good food and good tips for people with multiple sclerosis at MS Life 2014 in Manchester. Will you be there?

I must admit that I was quite excited and very humbled when the organizers of MS Life got in touch last week.

This exciting event – held in Manchester April 26 and 27 – looks to be the highlight of the European MS lifestyle calendar. There will be pavilions for people with MS and their carers, dedicated to active living with MS, symptom management, mood and cognition and several others.

Into the kitchen

Along with that list is their MS Life Kitchen… and therein lies the reason they got in touch.

For those who don’t know me well, I am a classically trained chef – or, at least I was until this stupid disease ripped career (and so many other things I loved) from me. The reason the MS Society got in touch was that they wanted me to do some cooking demonstrations for people with MS.

What do you want me to cook?

Exactly what I’m going to present is still up in the air. In fact, I’m looking for your ideas.

When I mentioned the subject an Everyday Health blog, there were plenty of responses and ideas. The same when I asked for help from our facebook community. Now it’s your turn to chime in.

I’ve done a few other cooking programs and cooking videos for people with MS, so it’s not my first go. As this will be my first time cooking in the UK, however, I may need a bit of help.

Are you coming to MS Life 2014? Might you attend one of our cooking demonstrations? Even if not, I’d really like to know what you'd like to see demonstrated by a former chef who just happens to have MS. I’m getting loads of really good ideas but I would like to hear from you too.

Stop and say hello

I’ll be presenting on both days for about an hour (schedule to be determined). Even if you can’t make one of the demonstrations, I intend to avail myself of as much of the wonderful programs as I can. I hope to see you around Manchester Central. Stop me and say hello. It’s always a great joy to meet the members of our online communities in person.

So, what’s cooking?! Or, rather… what would you like to see cooking? Post your comments below, or on the MS Life 2014 Facebook page.

Wishing you and your family the best of health.



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