Truly Tasty is unique in that all the recipes in this cookbook have been created by Ireland’s top chefs for adults with kidney disease living in Ireland. The book is the brainchild of Valerie Twomey, herself a kidney transplant recipient, who has spent over a year compiling it. Every recipe has been expertly analysed by dietitians from the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute, ensuring that each one can be easily incorporated into the renal diet.
Truly Tasty is perfect for entertaining or for planning that special family meal for adults living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those on dialysis, who can now sit down with their family and friends and savour a Truly Tasty meal that is suitable for all to enjoy!
"Producing Truly Tasty has been an unforgettable experience for me. Throughout the project I was overwhelmed by the generosity of people who gave so much of their time and expertise to the book. I couldn't have done it without them and now we have a unique Irish cookery book for Irish adults living with kidney disease with recipes that are perfect for them to enjoy on special occasions and family gatherings while staying within the renal diet guidelines. The book is packed full of truly tasty meals that can be enjoyed by the rest of the family and friends too. Enjoy and Happy cooking!" - Valerie Twomey, Founder of Truly Tasty
“The Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI) is delighted that Truly Tasty has finally come to fruition. It is a triumph to all those involved in bringing this fantastic cookbook together. Good nutrition is vital for all of us to keep healthy and for someone with kidney disease the renal diet is a core factor in keeping well. Truly Tasty will allow people with kidney disease to plan that special meal with ease and confidence. Enjoy!” - HalÓg Mellett, INDI renal dietitian
“The forensic detail involved in producing this accurate Renal Diet Book is invisible to the naked eye. This book has achieved something that I would have said was the impossible. It has succeeded in making the Renal Patient Diet attractive. The combination of the expert Chefs culinary flare within strict nutritional guidelines, and food photography of the highest quality all with Valerie Twomey’s drive for excellence has produced a new world standard of Cooking Book for Renal Patients” - Mark Murphy, Chief Executive Irish Kidney Association
“Truly Tasty is a remarkable book. Remarkable not just in its concept but in the way that it contains the thoughts and hard work of so many of our best chefs. And also in the way that it underlines how dietary restrictions can amount to an exciting challenge rather than a negative hurdle. Truly Tasty is truly a remarkable achievement.” - Tom Doorley, Irish Food & wine writer