My fiance has recently been diagnosed with a condition that doesn't allow her to consume gluten. I looked through a few gluten-free cookbooks at Barnes & Noble the other day, but wanted to see if anyone here had any experience with them before buying one. Any suggestions would be great.
Related Forum Threads
- Review Reader Poll Last post on 6/2/11 at 7:00am in Cookbook Reviews
- Looking for cookbook with recipes to turn daily humdrum meals into flavor rich dishes Last post on 3/18/11 at 1:12pm in Cookbook Reviews
- Stockpot Recommendations from New England Soup Factory Last post on 10/17/12 at 9:32am in Cooking Equipment Reviews
- what is CookBook Reviews? Last post on 7/18/11 at 3:42pm in Cookbook Reviews
- Modernist Cuisine Last post on 1/6/14 at 9:27am in Cookbook Reviews
I am a Cook not a Rocket Scientist
Last edited: 1/18/12
- Pamela GrantLast edited: 7/10/12
Like I said, I like this app. Just wanted to put the first review up!
You may wonder why I would title my book review “Mastering what you love to eat.” However in Patricia Wells’ latest book, The French Kitchen Cookbook, Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence,...
My wife and I are big yogurt eaters, and for years we've purchased store bought yogurt, but, this year, for Christmas I purchased a Donvier Yogurt Maker for my wife and we haven't purchased store...
DK seems to have done it again. They have produced a truly wonderful cookbook. Cooking Season by Season, 1000 recipes to cook through the year by DK has become my current favorite go-to cookbook. ...
It is safe to say that I am the only one in my extended family that cooks wild game. If I expand that I believe I have only one friend that cooks wild game, and she doesn’t do it on a regular...
- Pamela Grant
Need a good gluten-free cookbook
I don' use any one cookbook and usually just modify recipes that have gluten ingredients. The only place a gluten free diet (my wife's gluten intolerant) really effects my cooking is in baking and breads. Although you need to be on the lookout for things like caramel coloring, maltodextrose and other flavoring and coloring things that are usually done with wheat. I am just happy that there are plenty of rice and corn pastas these days s i can still make a nice and cheap pasta meal every now and then.
I have gluten intolerance (Celiac Sprue, biopsy diagnosed) and made the same move as you did: went to the book store and library. After checking out a number of books and getting a feel for things I have made a few purchases.
Oddly, as I normally don't go in for the series, one of my favorites is Gluten-Free Cooking for Dummies by Danna Korn (cracks me up! Corn does not contain gluten! ) and Connie Sarros. Once we found, tested, and enjoyed the Feather-Light Crepes recipe on page 141 we knew this could be done!
Another of my favorite is You Won't Believe It's Gluen-Free by Roben Ryberg.
My approach to gluten-free eating is simply: buy raw and cook yourself.
I avoid processed foods for the most part, even those labeled gluten-free. They are frequently higher in fat and calories than they gluten containing counter parts. If you can get something in it's natural state, wash it and cook it in your, fresh gluten free pans, all the better. I have adjusted many of my old standard recipes to be gluten free and we eat happily at our house which is a completely gluten free zone.
Beware cross contamination. It lurks everywhere.
Best of luck and she is lucky to have you on her side.
Edited by CookThisSpot - 11/2/10 at 8:16pm
- Need a good gluten-free cookbook
- › Seasoning of Stainless Steel fry pan 9 minutes ago
- › Puree for pan-fried sea bass 17 minutes ago
- › Dehdrator didn't make me powdered creamer, so which one should I buy? 18 minutes ago
- › Pan fried trout + Steamed asparagus + ??? 20 minutes ago
- › Spicing 28 minutes ago
- › A year? Two? Ten, a hundred? 54 minutes ago
- › CutCo is it the world's finest cutlery? 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
- › Hello! My name is Ashley, and I procrastinate through baking and... 1 hour, 59 minutes ago
- › Appys 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
- › Embed some content and win a cheftalk coffee mug 2 hours, 51 minutes ago
- › Schedulehead (Employee Scheduling Program) by jcaters
- › The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and... by Cami
- › Cuisipro Donvier Electronic Yogurt Maker by Pete
- › Cooking Season by Season by Cami
- › The Venison Cookbook: Venison Dishes from Fast to Fancy by Cami
- › Chef's Choice 320 Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener by DrLogik
- › The Holiday Kosher Baker: Traditional & Contemporary Holiday... by Cami
- › Furi Ozitech Diamond Fingers Pro Knife Sharpener by nastia
- › Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most... by Jim Berman
- › Eat Ink: Recipes. Stories. Tattoos. by Jim Berman
- › Embed That Thread! by Nicko
- › Best Practices in Tagging by Nicko
- › Finding Comfort Between Two Slices of Bread by Jim Berman
- › Barbecue, Macarons, Pizza & Burgers by Jim Berman
- › Perfect for a cold winter's day: Mexican... by ChefMannyDLM
- › How To Make Pheasant Stock by Nicko
- › How to smoke ham hocks by Nicko
- › Why I Cook: A Chef's Manifesto by ChefMannyDLM
- › A Simple How-To Guide to Making Risotto by Nicko
- › The Restaurant Evolution by Chef Carrasco