Rebecca Katz

About Rebecca Katz

Rebecca Katz has been a visiting chef and nutrition educator at Commonweal’s Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, for more than a decade. She is the founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, a program dedicated to transforming lives through nutritional science and culinary alchemy.

She is the author of the award-winning cookbook, The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Beyond (Ten Speed Press 2009), and One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and their Friends (Second Edition). Her third book, The Longevity Kitchen (Ten Speed Press), will be published in January 2013.

Reconnecting through Food

I believe that we’re all born with an instinct to gravitate towards the foods that most nourish us. It probably started off as an evolutionary survival trait, but in modern times … More

Food As Healing

Perhaps the greatest challenge for a chef is cooking for people whose taste buds have been compromised through disease. More