New cook book targets breast cancer scourge
WATCHING her neighbour battle through breast cancer and hearing the cold hard statistics was enough of a call to action for 4 Ingredients Cook Book author Kim McCosker.
The much-loved author has released a new book, titled Cook 4 a Cure, and is aiming to raise $100,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Mrs McCosker, who will be in Warwick to promote the book on Thursday, said it was all about the numbers.
"The hard statistics are one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime," she said.
"Today 37 will be diagnosed and seven will die."
Cook 4 a Cure, which contains beautiful recipes in the simple 4 ingredients style, was written after the passionate author approached the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Through the National Breast Cancer Foundation data base, emails were sent out to people to contribute to the book with an overwhelming response.
"We asked people for their stories, tips, recipes and thoughts," Mrs McCosker said.
"We literally had thousands of responses - it was just an outpouring of love."
With its simple, easy recipes, quirky tips and pearls of wisdom, Cook 4 a Cure has been receiving widespread positive feedback since its release earlier this month.
"There's a little sprinkle of love on every page," Mrs McCosker said.
"The gift in writing this book is it has made me thankful for all that I have."
Embarking on a national tour with her latest book, Mrs McCosker said she was looking forward to returning to Warwick.
"We had such a nice time last time we were here," she said. "My grandma is 101 and lives in the Oaks - she said it's my prettiest cook book yet."
Mrs McCosker will launch Cook 4 a Cure at the Warwick Big W from 1 - 2pm on Thursday, with $4 from each book going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.