|Posted by Tom Dickinson on October 5, 2011 at 1:05 AM|
I never thought that this would happen to me. That this dream that I had searched out over a year ago would be happening for a second time. PIctured above is me, holding in my arms two cookbooks. Both of them written by me, andf the last one submitted on September 30th to the U.S. Copyright officve. I can't believe this is happening.
My goal with writing Cooking With CLASS is to get adults who are on the Autism Spectrum in the kitchen cooking meals for themselve,s and getting the parents to cook with their kids instead of just for them. Both books have been geared for that and both are gluten, casein, and soy free.
But I wonder sometimes if I"m doing too much self-promoting. What my reason is for writing these books. I know I want to help the families. I want to give back, and I wnat the parents to have some great resources and some good choice of good, wholesome, tasty food that is safe to eat. I know some people may think "Yeah right, Chef Tom. You just wnat to be on food network. You just want to be able to rub noses with Emeril Lagasse and be a culinary rock star like the Iron Chefs."
Nothing could be further from the truth.
No, I don't want to be a rockstar. And if food network offered me a spot on their roster, I would probably accept, if it had to do with Autism and GFCF Cooking. Otherwise no way. YOu know why I do this? Other than the fact that I love food? I do this for the kids. Kids who need to have good things to eat. I do this for the moms who sacrifice everything ot make sure their kids are taken care of. I do it for kids like Wyatt Green, Tafari Tipton, and Carson Honaker(I know all their moms. Awesome ladies.). They're the ones that I want to see become rock stars. Not me. And if I can help them along the way, then to God be the glory.
So take the time, check out the books in my cookbook store section of the website, and I hope you enjoyed this blog. Love you guys.
GFCF Chef Tom