The Kitchen Alchemist Is Now Available on Amazon!

The Kitchen Alchemist is now available on Amazon – congratulations to first-time and BESTSELLING author Frances Castelli on a remarkable achievement! The book has already garnered ten 5-star reviews like these:

“Frances Castelli approaches an important subject with humor and grace. I loved that she included recipes in the book and can’t wait to try them. Food allergies are many times disregarded as “fads” or “trends” by people who have never experienced them. As someone who has experienced food allergies, I appreciate the knowledge and loving approach to the subject in this book. More, Frances, more!!!”

“Frances Castelli writes from the heart. Dealing with a dry subject she injects her personality and bold reveals of her life and loves. While you learn from her research and discoveries, sit back and enjoy her personality and genuine concern for folks dealing with the trials and tribulations of allergy. I’m one (Soy caused me years of misery until uncovered) and really appreciate her work. Well done, Frances!”

“This book shows how much love and devotion this mother & father had for their kids! I love how you feel like you are in their shoes. Hearing what they went through with each child. Knowing the mom did so much to make sure her kids were still being kids! I think it’s great that each memeber of the family is a part of this book, in a big way! Well written! Heart warming!”

Read all reviews, preview and purchase The Kitchen Alchemist: How I Became My Own Food Scientist So My Kids Could Thrive with Anaphylactic Food Allergies on Amazon.com. The book is available in Kindle and paperback.

It was a pleasure to help Frances bring her important story to the marketplace and I look forward to the positive feedback she is sure to receive from people all over the world who are dealing with food allergies. She will be my guest on Your Book Your Brand Your Business in December. I will share more as we get closer to the date.

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The Kitchen Alchemist: How I Became My Own Food Scientist So My Kids Could Thrive with Anaphylactic Food Allergies

The creative process endures multiple changes on the way to the final product. Such was the case with my wonderful client, Frances Castelli, whose final book title is The Kitchen Alchemist: How I Became My Own Food Scientist So My Kids Could Thrive with Anaphylactic Food Allergies. Together, we decided that this most accurately reflects the content and spirit of her book, which will include 30 mouth-watering, allergy-free recipes. We’re in the process of deciding on the 30 that will make the cut, along with writing and editing the first half of the book, set for release in the fall of 2018.

In the meantime, Frances shares enticing photos of her exceptional culinary creations and valuable information on food allergies on her social media sites. Follow her on Twitter @KitchenAlchemBK and like her Facebook Page, The Kitchen Alchemist to stay informed and entertained.

 

I’ll post updates here as we get closer to the release date.

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The Kitchen Chemist: How I Became a Food Scientist So My Kids Could Thrive with Anaphylactic Allergies

For the past several months, I’ve been involved in an excellent collaboration with author Frances Castelli, whose compelling real-life story will offer hope and information to concerned parents. If you’re navigating the complexities of broad-spectrum anaphlyactic food allergies in your children, this book is for you. Featuring input from family and friends, including husband Ralph and children Anthony, Hope, and Natale, The Kitchen Chemist will offer practical guidance, based on the author’s personal experience, on how to accommodate your children’s allergies and help them develop into thriving, productive, and happy adults — even if they never outgrow them.

The second half of The Kitchen Chemist will be devoted to 30 mouth-watering, yet allergy-safe recipes created by the author herself. Having had the pleasure of getting to know Frances as we bring the book to fruition, she is one of the strongest, most inspiring people I have ever met. Thanks to her unrelenting pursuit of knowledge, her commitment to her kids’ well-being, and her ability to alter and create savory recipes, all three — now young adults — are fully equipped to take care of themselves and handle every situation with ease and wisdom.

It’s been a joy to discover the Castelli family’s story and interview everyone involved, especially Ralph, Anthony, Hope, and Natale, who bring their own unique perspectives to The Kitchen Chemist.

From the book description:

It is said that children don’t come with an instruction manual. Imagine standing by helplessly as your baby gasps for air and clutches her throat on the floor, unable to communicate, or breaks out in hives when a relative gives him a hug and a kiss at a holiday gathering. While most parents juggle school and work schedules, quality family time, and extracurricular activities, feeding their children is rarely a matter of life or death.

For Frances Castelli, such traumatic events were common; the adage took on an entirely new meaning when she discovered all three of her children had multiple anaphylactic food allergies.

In the Castelli household, even food we consider “healthy” could be fatal.

What would you do?

In The Kitchen Chemist, author Frances Castelli recounts her unanticipated journey into the world of broad spectrum anaphylactic allergies with humor, grace, and honesty. From consultations with endless medical specialists to in-depth research into the composition and interaction of food, you’ll discover how this devoted mother transformed from distraught parent to confident kitchen chemist. She debunks the myths, offers practical advice for parents and kids, and shares 30 safe, delicious, and easy-to-prepare recipes (yes, even desserts!). Now grown-ups with lives of their own, her children, Anthony, Hope, and Nat prove that life with food allergies can be full and enjoyable, even if they never go away. They are passionately living their dreams and want others to know they can too.

Stay tuned for updates on the 2018 release. Follow @KitchnChemistBK on Twitter and like The Kitchen Chemist Facebook Page.

Thank you, Frances, for entrusting your incredible story to me.

 

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