Monday, February 25, 2013
A Month Of Cookbooks - Day Twenty Five
By Alice Sherwood
Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Although no-one in the immediate family circle suffers from any allergies, in our extended family and amongst friends there are some who cannot eat nuts or gluten, and this book is a valuable resource in my culinary collection.
The first part of the book considers food allergies and food intolerances, discussing how to cope when shopping, eating out or travelling, as well as helping children come to terms with the practicalities of being allergic to certain items.
The recipes themselves are delicious and varied, and clearly labelled as being egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free or nut-free, with side-bar variations ; the recipe for pain au chocolate, for instance, is listed as nut-free but can be made to be dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free as well :-)
Whether you are looking for a Spinach and Yoghurt Lamb Curry which is free of all four potential allergens, Smoothies, Chocolate Layer Cake, Vietnamese Dipping Sauce, Lasagne, Chinese Spare Ribs or just a loaf of home made bread, this book has a hundred recipes that will provide plenty of variety in what might sometimes feel like a restricted dietary lifestyle.
Definitely a keeper!