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szdaily -> Yes Teens
Dream realized: Teen with autism launches cookbook
    2017-January-4  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    在食材中疗愈,自闭症少年成长为烹饪书作者

    Chase Bailey, author of “The Official Chase ‘N Yur Face Cookbook,” was diagnosed with autism when he was 2, and faced severe food aversions for many years.

    But that did not stop him from following his dreams, overcoming his fears, hosting his own cooking show on YouTube and ultimately becoming a cookbook author by the time he turned 15.

    “Food is extremely overwhelming for kids with autism,” says Chase’s mom, Mary Bailey.

    For years, Chase could only eat items such as chocolate chip cookies, pizza and French fries. Then, when he was 8, he discovered a few cooking shows and “it became an obsession for him,” Bailey says.

    The cooking shows also inspired Chase to try new things and look at food in a different way.

    These days, the young author from Irvine, California, enjoys classics such as burgers, pizza and tacos as well as selections that include beef tongue, calamari and sushi. “He’s much more adventurous than me,” Bailey says.

    According to his mom, he likes things to be different and always asks himself, “How can I make it interesting?”

    “Cooking put him in a position where he was in control of creating his own food (and) gave him the sense of self-confidence,” Bailey says.

    When he was about 11, he started his own “Chase ‘N Yur Face” cooking show where he shared recipes and cooking tips, and invited guest chefs to teach him cooking skills.

    Having kept a journal packed with recipes and ideas, Chase’s next project was “The Official Chase ‘N Yur Face Cookbook,” which features his creations, family favorites and recipes passed down for generations.

    Chase, who is homeschooled, has a piece of advice for those who face similar adversities: “Don’t create imaginary walls for yourself that can get in your way, and just chase your dreams.”

    (SD-Agencies)

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