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Friday, July 31, 2009

Got Celiac? Start Here

Recently I was contacted in regards to a new cookbook: gluten free every day by Chef Robert Landolphi.

Would I like a free preview copy? No strings attached. Feel free to write about it on your blog, but you don't have to.

um... ... ... YES!

Shortly thereafter, the book arrived, and I began to read. Turns out it's not just a cookbook.

The whole first chapter, "Gluten Free Basics", is informative. Each successive chapter begins with a quick breakdown of what you need to know to cook the type of food in that chapter. Some of these informational segments are just a few sentences, and others, such as chapter three "Entrees", for example, you get a two page list of possible coatings to replace the traditional flour breading. (THANK YOU!)

I wish I had had this book last year when I was first diagnosed. I didn't know which way to turn, and it seemed that almost the books I came across were either way too organic or too gourmet for my tastes and style. (Or they just had awful foods! Bleah.)

This book is excellent for someone who is just starting out. It's easy to read and it does not contain the words "for dummies" (for me this is super-important).

It's also a fairly versatile book. It has recipes that would appeal to a variety of people. Here's a short list of some of the items it contains:
  • Beer-battered onion rings (super yummy, btw, and a little spicy!)
  • Baked beans
  • Cranberry-Hazelnut Rice Stuffing
  • Shrimp and Vegetable Pad Thai
  • White Chicken Chili
  • Ricotta Cream Berry Trifle
  • Parmesean-Pesto Chicken with Pecans
I think that whether you're just starting out on your gluten free life or you've been at it a while and are just looking for something new and interesting, this is a good book. I hope you like it as much as I do.


vanilla said...

I am so with you, Mikki: when I see a "for dummies" title I walk away quickly, feeling a little insulted on behalf of the people who buy it.

Bon appetit!

Shanda said...

I will be passing this on to a friend whose daughter just got a diagnosis. Thank you!!

WhisperingWriter said...

How cool!

Hans and Shinta said...

Hey Mikki! Thanks for visiting my blog, and supporting Jógvan. Here's a link to the details of how you can host him

Have an awesome day =)

Hans and Shinta said...

Hey Mikki, I sent an email to your gmail account =) Maybe it will work that way =D

Jingle said...

This sounds like a great book! I don't have a need for gluten free, but I am always looking at healthier living options, so I am often attracted to things like this. It's great that it includes so much information and not just recipes! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

RebeccaMom said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a great day SITSta!

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