Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cooked To Perfection Campaign & Jive Turkey

Inspired by a desire to help the community of North Brooklyn reduce the incidence of diabetes and get healthy, Woodhull Hospital has created a nostalgic collection of healthy recipes that reflect neighborhood family cooking traditions. Cooked to Perfection: Cherished Family Recipes That Are Good For You features old family recipes donated by seniors from local centers, and made healthier through the hard work of a team of doctors from Woodhull Hospital, and nutritionists, culinary faculty and students at the New York City College of Technology. These recipes, in both English and Spanish, include everything from traditional Polish dishes to various Latino delicacies and soul food, in a beautiful full color layout.

Jive Turkey will also be joining the effort by adding one of the cookbook items to their menu. In addition, the hospital will offer “Cooked to Perfection Health Bucks” for $2.00 discounts on any Cooked to Perfection item offered at the participating restaurants. Area seniors can get the cookbook at one of the 11 senior centers in the North Brooklyn community. Copies of the cookbook will also be given to Woodhull patients with diet restrictions in the hospital's Geriatric Wellness Center and diabetic patients in the Primary Care Clinic.

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