COOK 2 FOLLOW
This inspiring breast cancer advocate is one of 55 million cooks who visit Allrecipes.com every month. She says cancer has taught her how important it is for all of us to live our best lives.
Meet Tori, breast cancer advocate, competition cook, and pistachio cookie pro.
ALSO KNOWN AS: Tori Geib, 32, Bellefontaine, Ohio
FAVORITE THINGS TO COOK: I like to take classics and remix them with new and fun flavors. Also anything with caramel.
BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT: Self-care is the most important thing you can do for yourself or anyone else.
You can’t pour from an empty cup.
RECENT STORY: Two years ago, I was a chef at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center when I found a lump in my breast. I soon learned it was breast cancer, and that it had metastasized to other parts of my body.
DAY JOBS: Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) advocate, both independently and through organizations such as Living Beyond Breast Cancer and METAvivor. I push for more research and a better quality of life for men and women facing MBC. I also still pursue my passion for food with cooking competitions, making special-event cakes for friends and family, and contributing my recipes to breast cancer blogs and Allrecipes.com.
MY KITCHEN IS: Small, but full of love and great recipes.