Disclaimer: The Autism-Friendly Cookbook was kindly sent to Marie to review, this has not influenced her views.
When I told someone I was reviewing this book, their first question was “how is a cookbook for autistic people different to a cookbook for neurotypical people?”.
I had to admit that I honestly wasn’t sure. I know how my physical disability and ADHD affect me in the kitchen but being someone who didn’t realise they are autistic until recently, I hadn’t really thought about how my autism impacted my ability to follow a recipe and cook a meal.
So I approached Lydia’s book hoping not only to discover some tasty food, but also hoping to learn more about my autistic self.
I soon discovered Lydia’s book is more than a cookbook.