Rachael Cooke, the “Pork Cooks Children Hospital” mother whose son was shot and killed at a hospital in 2016, has a new book out called “How to Cook at Home Without Being a ‘Pork’ Cook.”
The book is titled “How To Cook at Homes without being Pork Cook.”
It details the techniques that are commonly used by parents who want to cook for their kids.
“I know it sounds crazy,” said Cooke about her book’s title.
“But it’s true, I’ve never had a child that I’ve had to cook from scratch.
I think that’s the biggest misconception about me, that I have a child.
I have three children.
But my family is so amazing, that we’ve got our own chef.
I don’t have to cook anything from scratch.”
Cooke said she started cooking for her children at a very young age.
“I started cooking when I was 10 or 11 years old,” she said.
“It was a really fun time.”
When her eldest son was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she became obsessed with cooking.
“He was an artist and I thought, if I can do this for him, I can’t have kids,” Cooke said.
Cooke made it her mission to make her children’s meals at home.
“At one point I was just getting ready for him to be discharged, so I just made these simple recipes, I started writing them down,” she recalled.
“We would just cook and have dinner and then we would just go home and put away the plates.
We had a lot of time to think about the food.
It was just the most wonderful thing.
I’m not a perfectionist.”
The recipes for the book include a “Pizza Pizzas,” “Paleo Chicken Tenders,” “Chocolate Chip Cookies,” and “Smoked Salmon Sandwich.”
The first chapter of the book, titled “What to cook,” has Cooke cooking an entire dinner from scratch, including chicken, sausage, mashed potatoes, beans, and broccoli.
“To make it really easy to make for your kids, we just put everything in one dish,” she explained.
“We put everything on a large baking sheet, and then I just put the crust in the middle.
I put the vegetables in the oven.
And then the vegetables get cooked until the sauce gets bubbling.”
Cooch’s family’s kitchen was “one big kitchen,” she remembered.
“There were different stages in our kitchen,” said co-author Rachana Cooch, “from a very simple kitchen to a more complicated kitchen.”
“My son loved cooking and I didn’t want him to go to a school where he had to learn how to cook like that,” Cooch said.
“If you think about what a home is for your child, the kitchen is really the home for their safety.
There are things in the kitchen, like a coffee table, or a stove.
There’s a table that they can climb on.
So if they get into that kitchen, it’s their life.””
We put a lot into this,” Coobert said.
In the book’s second chapter, Cooch explains the ingredients for her son’s meal, including “cheese” and “vegetables.”
“He’s really proud of how he cooks,” said Rachaiya Cooch.
“He’s never been a bad cook.
I feel like the whole book, he loves it.””
When you look at his recipes, you see him really love cooking.
You can tell that from the recipe,” she added.
“The cheese and the vegetables are really good.
We made it really simple.”
The third chapter, “Cooking a Salad,” is dedicated to the cookbook’s “most important ingredient.”
“What I wanted to do is show that people can cook without being pampered or not having children,” Cooz said.
But the cookbooks main goal is to make food for kids.
The cookbook has sold more than 2 million copies.
“What we have found, is that we are the most influential person in our lives,” Coop said.
“[The book] just opened the door for us to do something for our kids.”
The cookbooks sales are just part of the reason Cooke is able to cook her children meals, she said, and that the book is one reason she’s a successful author.
“It’s a very positive thing,” she noted.
“If you want to have a positive effect, it helps you to know how to make something for your children, how to do it well, how it’s made.
I was able to start doing this because of the books.”
She’s not the only one doing this.
In April, a group of parents staged a protest outside a Walmart in Wisconsin, demanding that Walmart stop selling children’s cookbooks and food products, including