Lakelands mum’s recipe appears in book to aid cycstic fibrosis cure


Casey Gardner with her son Toby.
Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d460655
Casey Gardner with her son Toby. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d460655

LAKELANDS woman Casey Gardner will have one of her recipes featured in the Masters of Menu Recipe Book 2.

The first Masters of Menu recipe book was released to raise funds for cystic fibrosis.

It features recipes from some of the best chefs, cafes, bars, restaurants and families affected by the disease.

Casey is the mother in one of those families – her son Toby (4) has the disease.

Publisher Scott Arnold-Eyers said he was inspired to release the second book after the success of the first.

“In 2008 my wife gave birth to a beautiful girl named Jade,” he said.

“Shortly after her birth she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and since then we have done what we can to raise money for this cause.

“All profits from this book once again will be donated to helping those with cystic fibrosis.”

Cystic fibrosis is a disease of the respiratory system but less is known about its effect on the other organs of the body.

A traditional food pyramid has vegetables and grains at the bottom and protein at the top.

The pyramid is turned upside down for children with cystic fibrosis as they find it difficult to absorb the goodness from food.

The book was launched at last weekend’s Food and Wine Show and is available at book stores, cystic fibrosis shops or at menumagazine.com.au/mastersofmenu.