Cookbooks for Caregivers of People with Huntington's Disease

Compiled by Renette Davis with assistance from people on the Mailing List for Huntington's Disease

Note: Be sure to take the person who has Huntington's Disease to see someone who specializes in swallowing problems (probably a speech language pathologist) and have a Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) done before trying out any of these cookbooks. Everyone is different and depending on where or at what point during the swallow things go wrong, it may not be safe to use the recipes in these cookbooks.

Easy-to-Swallow, Easy-to-Chew Cookbook

Available from:

Good Looking Easy Swallowing

Available from:

Julia Farr Foundation
P.O. Box 573
Unley South Australia 5061
Phone: (08) 8373 2577
Fax: (08) 8272 0175

Non-Chew Cookbook

A cookbook by J. Randy Wilson for people suffering from chewing, swallowing, and dry mouth disorders. It contains 200 recipes and sells for $23.95. A description is available at Information is also available by writing to: PO Box 2190, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, or by phoning 1-800-843-2409. For sample recipes, see Ham-Potato Bake and The Slick Chick.

Purée & Fancy

A collection of recipes and mealtime enhancements specially created for modified-consistency diets by Diafoods Thick-It. Information available from Milani Foods, 2525 Armitage Avenue, Melrose Park, IL 60160, Phone: 1-800-333-0003.

Thick & Easy Recipe Book

A 60-page cookbook with single serving recipes using Thick & Easy, a commercial thickener. Information available from American Institutional Products, Inc., 2733 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17601, Phone: 1-800-866-7757. To purchase small amounts of Thick & Easy for home use, contact Fred Sammons Company, 1-800-323-5547. For additional information, including an excellent explanation of dysphagia, see the Thick & Easy Purée Express web site at:

We welcome suggestions for cookbooks from anyone who has experience with Huntington's Disease or dysphagia. Send your suggestions to Renette Davis by clicking here.

Created: March 21, 1997
Last updated: Nov. 30, 2010