[This review was written by NFCA intern and resident cookbook critic, Rachel Fox.]
I’m a gluten eater, so I’m just learning about gluten-free (my uncle has celiac disease). I’ve been surprised to find the variety of recipes available for the gluten-free diet. I wasn’t aware of all the options available for a person with celiac disease, but cookbooks are helping me learn.
Let’s Eat Gluten Free, by New Hampton and Waverly Celiac Support Groups starts out with an impressive table of contents, whether you’re gluten-free or not. The cover art is enticing and makes you want to open the book to see the recipes inside.
The book is broken down into simple chunks, with different sections for appetizers, snacks, beverages & dips; salads & soups; breads & crackers; brunch; main dishes & meats; side dishes & vegetables; bars, candies & cookies; cakes/frosting, desserts & pastries; and miscellaneous food items.
Before any recipes begin, the book explains abbreviations used in the book and gives an overview of how to use gluten-free flours. In addition, the baker and reader are provided with gluten-free baking tips, which I find to be very helpful and useful.
The book is very well organized, and each recipe was donated by an individual. It feels personalized and creative when reading and making a recipe for yourself or a loved one with celiac. Best of all, the book is inexpensive ($15, plus $3 shipping), and there is even an order form in the back of the index so you can share this book with others.
To order Let’s Eat Gluten-Free, contact Betty Bast at email@example.com or 319-352-4740.