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Top chef at work for Nemo

Eating well and tasty. It is not easy for people with neuromuscular diseases because theese people often suffer of dysphagia: can not swallow food or liquids. Dysphagia is not a disease, but a symptom of certain diseases: 70% of patients with neurological pathologies and almost 100% of people with neuromuscular diseases  suffer of dysphagia.

Eating well is at the center of the project "Aggiungi un posto a tavola" run by NEMO Clinical Centre. This project involves eight Italian top chef (Davide Oldani, Paolo Mauro and Piaggesi Uliassi, among others) that have developed quality recipes, tasty and easy to eat for  those suffering dysphagia. The chefs also teach to the patients and their families how to cook those recips: 38 different dishes including appetizers, starters, main courses and desserts. The masterclass will also be online on Youtube channel run by NEMO Clinical Center.

The first video shows the lesson run by Roberto Di Pinto of the Bulgari Hotel in Milan and Misha Sukyas of The Cave of Milan to Matilda and Giada two girls with spinal muscular atrophy II (SMA). Together they prepared a tiramisu and a crepe with shrimp: uncommon recipes but designed specifically for ease of swallowing and appetizing, reflecting the fact that even people with dysphagia can eat tasty dishes