I know it’s not easy to find tasty gluten free recipes, but I have found a recipe book that is really impressive. If you’ve ever wanted to live Gluten Free AND be fancy about it I highly suggest you pick up this book on Amazon. The recipes can be converted for vegans and I didn’t find it hard at all to adapt recipes.
What I really enjoy about Chef Alain Braux‘s book is that he has a very simple approach to making gluten free food and that his heart is really in the right place. Even before the recipes start Chef Braux explains his own journey of his gluten intolerance and discovery about what made him feel ill. As well, he goes into great detail to explain how to maintain being gluten free. It’s amazing how many different words there are for gluten.
Here’s just an excerpt from his table of contents:
Alcohol Products That Are Usually Safe P. 123
Products That May Contain Gluten (gliadin) and Dairy (casein) P. 124
The NO-NO Lists! P. 128
NO-NO Grains and Flours P. 128
NO-NO Products Made From Wheat & Flour P. 129
CAUTION: Suspicious Foods and Food Products P. 130
The Following Foods and Food Products MAY Contain Wheat or Gluten P. 130
The Following Foods and Food Products Contain or MAY Contain Dairy and Casein P. 134
Mysterious Ingredients Listed on the Nutritional Labels of Prepared Foods: What you need to know P. 135
Based on this alone you should buy this book, but wait – there’s more!
From his bio:
Certified executive pastry chef Alain Braux has worked in the food industry for more than 40 years. From baking a 600-person cake for Lena Horne’s 65th birthday to making cakes for Hollywood movies, he also owned his own French bakery and café in Austin. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in holistic nutrition, is a certified executive pastry chef with the American Culinary Federation and a certified master baker with the Retail Bakers of America. He is the recipient of two gold and three silver medals in food competitions. Chef Braux currently lives in Austin, where he is the executive chef at Peoples Pharmacy and in private practice as a nutritherapist at A Votre Santé.
Chef Braux’s book also received an Honorable Mention at the 2011 New York Book Festival. He also won Best Cookbook at the Paris Book Festival and the Best Nutrition Book at the Indie Excellence Book Festival.
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Clearly, this book has caught the attention of others, perhaps it should be on your shelf too!