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Cookbook Proceeds go to Cancer Research

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RICHLAND, Wash--  Chef Michael McCann is an accomplished chef in the kitchen, but his newest creation, a cookbook titled 'Recipes without Measure,' may just be his finest work yet.

It's a cookbook 18 years in the making, something to help chef Michael remember his mother.  His mother died in 1990 of cancer, and that's when the idea came to him.  He's donating all of the book's profits to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.

Chef McCann says his cookbook is the perfect reflection of his mother.  He says she was the one that sparked his interest in food.  But he admits even she could be a tough top chef.

"I was about 7 years old and I said 'can I help you cook dinner?,'" says McCann.  "She said 'sure.'  But for two years I had to clean the kitchen!  So I started cooking when I was 9.

He jokes his favorite recipe is whatever he's in the mood for at the time.

He will be autographing and selling his cookbook Friday October 24th and Saturday the 25th at the Women's Expo at Trac.