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Eating with Chemo - any suggestions?


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Eating with Chemo - any suggestions?

Deenso | | Dec 7, 2006 03:17 PM

Nothing seems to taste very good these days, with the exception of some sweet stuff. I just ate a couple of pieces of pickled herring in wine sauce and that wasn't bad. But we ate at our favorite neighborhood Mexican restaurant last night and the entire meal seemed bland to me. This is somewhat disheartening, since cooking and eating have always been really important to me.

Also, there are these restrictions to deal with, due to the possibility of food-borne illness in this time when my immunity is compromised: I can't eat raw fruits or veggies, no sushi, gotta have "fully cooked," which I suppose means "well-done" meats. So what the heck am I gonna eat in Paris at the end of this month, considering that "medium" in France pretty much equates to "raw" in the US? Well, I suppose I could eat duck confit and stews for 5 days - that's not too much of a burden... Don't know about French cheeses, but I'm guessing they'll be on my non-non list, too.

I know it's temporary, but I could sure use some suggestions from any fellow 'hounds who've been there and done that. What flavors really appealed to you and stimulated your appetite? I mean, I don't mind losing some weight, but a person's gotta eat!


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